UPDATE: People in parts of Sutton St James told not to go home

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PEOPLE living in certain areas of Sutton St James are being requested by police not to go home as they deal with an ongoing incident in Chapelgate.

People in the area between Bells Drove and Taylor’s Drove are being asked to stay in their homes and not go out or gather in public places.

People who live in the area and who aren’t already at home are requested not to attempt to go home, but instead to go to nearby houses of friends or relatives. People who do not have anywhere suitable to go can make their way to the primary school on Bells Drove in Sutton St James.

If people have problems making their way to the school they should speak to a police officer at one of the containment points who can enable access.

The containment checkpoints are: the junction of Chapelgate and Broadgate; the junction of Jarvisgate and Chapelgate; the junction of Bells Drove and Chapelgate; the junction of Balkin Drove and Broadgate; Garner’s Garage and Chapelgate.

The incident is still ongoing and will be updated when more details come in.