Hucknall snooker club siege ended with baton round

Police at the scene
Image caption A large police presence sealed off the area around Vine Terrace and High Street

A baton round was used in the arrest of a man after an armed siege in Nottingham, police have confirmed.

Officers surrounded the Spot On Snooker Club in Hucknall for 10 hours on Thursday, following reports of a suspect with a gun.

A man sustained "minor injuries" when the baton round was fired. A routine review of its use has been launched.

A 20-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Two women who were thought to be hiding in the club emerged unharmed after about seven hours.

The force has also referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Vine Street was closed off and children at nearby Beardall Street Primary School were sent home with a police escort, while people were at one point told not to leave the nearby Byron Cinema because it was not safe.

Some residents were unable to get to their homes and were told by the force to find temporary accommodation or go to Hucknall Leisure Centre.

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