Man found dead in Sutton St James stand-off

Sutton St James'Police shooting stand off
Sutton St James'Police shooting stand off
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A MAN has been found dead by police who were negotiating with him during an armed stand-off in Sutton St James yesterday (Tuesday).

The village was sealed off and residents in certain areas were told not to go back to their homes yesterday while the incident was on-going.

Sutton St James'Police shooting stand off

Sutton St James'Police shooting stand off

Police say a male officer suffered minor facial injuries during the incident, which began at about 11am. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Lincolnshire Police said officers entered the building at about 10.30pm and found the man’s body upstairs.

They said no shots had been fired by police. A spokesperson said the Independent Police Complaints Commission had been informed.

Police were called to the Chapelgate property following reports the man, who was alone in the building, had a firearm and was making threats.

There was a significant police response with officers from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire called to help along with the East Midlands air support.

The injured officer had since been discharged from hospital and this matter has been referred to the IPCC for investigation.

“All residents are now safe to leave their homes and we would like to thank people living in the area for their co-operation and patience,” the spokesperson said yesterday.

Villagers had been told during the day not to leave their homes or to try to go home. Instead they were told to go to the village hall and then the primary school.