Armed police on Sheffield street after man ‘locks woman and child inside house’

Armed police flooded a street in Sheffield after a woman and her child were locked inside a house.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 3:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 6:11 pm

Officers were called to Weakland Drive, in Birley, today, Thursday, January 30, just after 12.15pm and there is still a huge police presence as negotiations continue, though police said the woman and child were now safely out of the house.

A police spokeswoman said: “Just after 12.15pm this afternoon (Thursday 30 January), police were called to a property in Weakland Drive, Sheffield, following a third party report that a woman and her child had been locked inside the address.

“The woman and the child are now out of the house and are with officers. No one has been injured.

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Police on Weakland Crescent, Birley, Sheffield, following reports of a woman and her child being locked in a house on Weakland Drive

“Specialist officers remain at the scene in negotiations with a man who remains inside the property.”

One man reported seeing eight police cars, a fire engine and two riot vans at the scene.