Siege man in hospital

Siege on Mendip Road in Leyland
Siege on Mendip Road in Leyland
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A man who sparked a nine hour armed siege in Leyland remains in hospital, police said yesterday.

Jan Nirmal, 39, of Mendip Road, Leyland, was arrested following the incident which ended at 5pm on Friday.

He was arrested on suspicion of a breach of the peace and taken to Royal Preston Hospital to be assessed by medics.

A police spokesman said he had not yet been taken into to custody to be questioned. More than 100 properties were evacuated as police sealed off the area amid reports a man had a bomb in a flat.