Man in custody on suspicion of assault after Hitchin police siege

PUBLISHED: 08:44 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 16 May 2018

Armed police were outside a house in Hitchin for hours last night.

Armed police were outside a house in Hitchin for hours last night.

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A man is in custody after a police siege in Hitchin last night that saw armed officers and the dog unit called to the scene.

Police told the Comet this morning they were called to a house near the corner of Woolgrove Road and High Dane at about 7.30pm, after reports of an assault.

“A man in his 50s received a head wound during an altercation and was taken to hospital where he is stable and receiving treatment,” a spokesman for the Herts force said.

Police said a man inside the house then refused to come outside, and made threats towards the officers.

“Officers negotiated with the man for several hours to resolve the situation,” the spokesman said.

“He was subsequently arrested, without incident, in relation to the assault.

“The road was closed to secure the area – there was no threat to the public.”

Police said the two parties involved were known to each other and that officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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