South East Wales

60 Caerphilly homes have power cut off in siege

About 60 homes in Caerphilly have had their power cut off while officers negotiate with a man threatening to harm himself, say police.

Gwent Police were called to a house at Buxton Court, Lansbury Park, at 15:45 BST on Thursday and surrounding homes have had their gas and electricity supplies turned off.

A force spokesman said this was done because of the risk of fire.

Three fire crews are also at the scene after being asked to assist by police.

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