UPDATE: Woman held by knifeman in Burnley siege
2:30pm Tuesday 31st December 2013 in NW
A WOMAN is being held hostage by a man with a knife in Burnley.
Police received a call just after 4:30pm on Monday about the incident at an address on Escott Gardens in Burnley.
A cordon is in place and a negotiator remains at the scene speaking with a 20-year-old man on the phone.
Police have spoken with the woman concerned, who remains inside the property.
Police now believe there is a third person in the property - who is related to the man.
The situation is ongoing.
Last night, a small group of youths threw fireworks towards the police cordon. They were moved on without further incident.
Updates on Twitter
Police remain at an address at Escott Gardens in Burnley. We are attempting to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion
Armed siege in burnley because someone had barricaded himself into his house. Eh?
Lizzy Davis @LizD9228m
#HappyNewYear to the Burnley folk, oh & to make us even classier there's a siege in duke bar #nye in #Burnley
Laura Ann Bamford @LauraAnnBamfor11h
Really. A siege in Burnley. The second of the festive period? Ridiculous
Another siege in burnley, cant be as bants as the one last week.. as the guy got arrested he yelled 'this is a dream come true' #onlyinbtown
David Walker @davewalker2448m
@LancsPolice doing a fine job protecting us as always. Humble too - offered to buy them all coffee and they politely declined. #burnleysiege
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