Live: Armed Police surround house in Leicester and close off road

Armed police are at the scene of a house in Leicester and have blocked off a road around the incident.

Police have confirmed that they have surrounded a house on Vyners Close in Thorpe Astley, as they attempt to arrest an individual inside the property.

A spokesman for the Police said: “Officers are currently in attendance at an address in Vyner Close to carry out an attempted arrest, however no arrests have been made at this time.”

“In the interest of officer and public safety, armed units have been deployed to the scene”.

Local residents have said the police have surrounded the property for a number of hours. Police are reassuring residents that there is nothing to worry about.

The Police have not confirmed the reason why they want to arrest the suspect.

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