Birkenhead house disturbance: Man charged with threats to kill

Armed siege
Image caption Police and ambulance vehicles were called to the scene in Raffles Road

A man has been charged with threats to kill after a disturbance at a house led to a six-hour stand-off with armed police.

Specialist negotiators were called to a house in Raffles Road, Birkenhead on Wednesday after a man barricaded himself inside.

A 25-year-old man, from Prenton, has also been charged with two counts of false imprisonment and affray.

He is due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court.

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