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Duncan Shearman jailed for Oxford armed stand-off

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Media captionPolice stand-off against Oxford shooter

A man has been jailed for a 14-hour stand-off in which he shot at police, stripped naked and hurled a vacuum and a coat stand from a balcony.

Duncan Shearman fired shots - later found to be blanks - from his Oxford home on 7 May last year.

Police fired a live round at the 26-year-old before knocking him over with a plastic bullet.

He admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and was sentenced to six years.

At Oxford Crown Court, he also pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon and damaging property.

He was sentenced to a further four years on licence after his jail term.

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Media captionGunshots were heard in Oxford city centre

Police said he was found to have six blank-firing weapons and had "terrified" people near his Paradise Square property.

A number of surrounding streets were closed and nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.

Judge Maria Lamb said Shearman had "a fascination and obsession with weapons, a low tolerance to frustration and an incapacity to express guilt".

She also imposed an indefinite restraining order banning the "dangerous" defendant from going to Paradise Square.

Image caption Nearby streets were cordoned off and residents were evacuated

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