Wanted trio barricade themselves in Rotherham property, arming themselves with hammers and threatening to set it alight

Three suspects wanted by police in South Yorkshire barricaded themselves inside, threatening to torch the premises should police try to enter.

Sunday, 21st April 2019, 4:39 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd April 2019, 11:05 am

The wanted trio also armed themselves with hammers as they sought to evade arrest during the terrifying incident in Rotherham yesterday.

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They were eventually detained after officers wielding shields stormed the property on Brameld Road in Rawmarsh.

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The aftermath of the stand-off on Brameld Road in Rawmarsh

South Yorkshire Police said: “The three occupants were wanted in relation to criminal matters. When officers attended, they refused to leave the premises, barricaded themselves in and began to self-harm.

“They threatened to set fire to the premises should officers enter, and harm any officer coming in.

“Tactical Support Group (TSG) officers forced entry carrying shields, as the occupants armed themselves with hammers.

Brameld Road in Rawmarsh, Rotherham (pic: Google)

“Unfortunately for them, TSG quickly and forcibly took control of all occupants. All three have now been arrested and enquiries are ongoing.”