Armed police stand-off in Cheshire: Man and woman refuse to leave home

Armed police stand-off in Cheshire: Man and woman are refusing the leave house and are ‘making threats’

  • Cheshire Police say they went to address in Uplands, Runcorn, at 1.30pm today
  • They were inquiring about an armed robbery which happened in Widnes earlier
  • Occupants of the address, a man and a woman, have refused to leave property 

Police have been in a stand-off with a man and a woman who are ‘making threats’ after officers went to the address inquiring about an armed robbery.

Cheshire Police have confirmed that at around 1.30pm on Thursday, August 18, officers attended a bungalow on the Uplands housing estate in Runcorn, as part of enquiries following an armed robbery in Widnes earlier today.

The occupants of the address, a man and a woman, refused to leave the property and a ‘number of threats have been made’.

Police have been in a stand-off with a man and a woman who are ‘making threats’ after officers went to the address in Uplands in Runcorn inquiring about an armed robbery

A police cordon has been put in place and residents are being urged to avoid the area.

However there is not believed to be any risk to the general public.

As a precaution, police confirmed that there are additional patrols in the area, including firearms officers and negotiators as they attempt to engage with the pair.

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