A siege at a Burnley house is continuing into New Year’s Eve.
A stand-off involving armed police at a house in Hebrew Road in the Duke Bar area of Burnley is still ongoing this morning, after police were intially called at 4-30pm yesterday.
Firearms officers were called in after reports a man had barricaded himself inside with a woman hostage.
last night a police spokesman said negotiations with the man are ongoing and stressed reports of a shooting or the man being armed with a gun, which have appeared on social networking sites, are false.
Surrounding roads have been closed off by police.
The incident is the second siege in Burnley in a week and follows a similar one in Lowerhouse last week.