Armed officers rush to Lock Lane incident in Castleford as canal evacuated

Armed officers are at the scene of an incident in Castleford this afternoon.

By Leanne Clarke
Friday, 22nd November 2019, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 10:26 am

A police spokesman has said that police are at the scene of a 'public order' incident involving a man on a boat on the canal off Lock Lane, Castleford.

He said: "Armed officers are in attendance to provide assistance to officers after threats were made.

People being evacuated from canal side and road closed in Castleford due to incident "There is no wider threat to the public."

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Police at the scene in Castleford

Officers remain at the scene.