Police in seven-hour stand off with Sutton-in-Ashfield man after alleged assault

Police spent seven hours negotiating with a man who barricaded himself inside a house following an alleged incident of domestic violence.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 8:32 pm

Officers flooded Jephson Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield at around 10am this morning following reports a woman had been assaulted inside the property.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening or life-altering and she left the scene, but concerns grew for the man when he refused to come out of the house.

The spokesperson added: “Negotiators were called in and after several hours of careful discussion a man left the house and was taken into police custody at around 5.20pm.

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A man barricaded himself in a house on Jephson Road following the alleged assault.
A man barricaded himself in a house on Jephson Road following the alleged assault.

"He has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm."

Chief inspector Andy Rooke from Nottinghamshire Police said: "Thanks to the efforts of officers on the scene, including trained negotiators, the incident has now come to a safe conclusion and a man has been taken into police custody."