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Arrest after man barricades woman into flat and threatens with knife

Posted on - 20th November, 2017 - 11:07am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Lancashire Police, News, Preston City Centre
The start of Avenham Lane. It is not clear where exactly the incident took place

A man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and false imprisonment after a woman was threatened with a knife.

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The incident occurred this morning (November 20) at a high rise block of flats in Avenham Lane, Preston.

Police were originally called out at 7.35am. They found a man had barricaded himself and a woman in the flat and had threatened her with a knife.

The fire service, ambulance service and police were all present at the scene. The woman has been taken to safety following the arrest.

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A statement from Lancashire Police said: “We were called to a high rise block of flats in Avenham Lane, Preston, at 7.35 this morning after a concern for safety of the occupier.

“On arrival the man had barricaded a woman inside the flat and was making threats to her with a knife.

“Police and fire crews were called and a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and false imprisonment.”

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