Kidlington stand-off: Daniel Rodriquez gets 12 years

Daniel Rodriquez Daniel Rodriquez was arrested after a 12-hour stand-off in Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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A man arrested after an armed stand-off involving his twin two-year-old girls has been sentenced to 12 years for a string of offences.

Daniel Rodriquez, from Morton Avenue, was Tasered and arrested after a 12-hour stand-off in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

Oxford Crown Court heard the 38-year-old also raped and sexually assaulted a woman.

The two girls were unharmed in the incident in July.

He made no threats towards them and asked for nothing in return for their release during negotiations with police.

At an earlier hearing, Rodriquez admitted four firearms offences as well as three counts of rape and sexual assault in relation to the woman.

He pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment and possessing a prohibited weapon. Both will lie on file.

'Lethal cocktail'

Rachel Drake, prosecuting, told the court Rodriquez was under the influence of drink and drugs during the incident, which had affected his judgement and mood towards officers.

At one stage of the negotiations, he twice fired an air rifle out of the window "to show officers he was serious in his intentions to harm himself".

Armed police at Kidlington Up to 50 police officers were involved in the operation

Sentencing Rodriquez, who appeared via video link, Judge Ian Pringle said that although he had released the children without harm, the stand-off had lasted "for a number of hours".

He added: "That was a seriously aggravating feature in this case after you had taken a lethal cocktail of drink and drugs.

"I take into account the basis of your plea and your submissions in mitigation and I hope that you can stick to your plans for rehabilitation upon your release."

Det Sgt Jim Homes from Thames Valley Police said he was "satisfied" with the result of what was a "very difficult" investigation.

"It was a very unusual case, not one that we've dealt with before," he added.

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