Man in court after Stoke-on-Trent stand-off

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An area in Stoke-on-Trent was sealed off

A man has appeared in court charged with assault after police sealed off an area in Stoke-on-Trent for eight hours.

Officers attended a property in Ruxley Road, Stoke-on-Trent, on Wednesday morning and a woman was taken to hospital with leg and face injuries.

Mark Heath, 44, of Ruxley Road has been charged with assault by beating, false imprisonment and inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

He is next due to appear at Stoke Crown Court on 12 February.

Armed police were deployed on Wednesday as both Werrington Road and Ruxley Road were closed for most of the day.

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