UPDATE: Prestatyn stand-off with Cheshire policeman ends

Published date: 27 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A 39-year-old Prestatyn policeman has left his home after a six-hour stand off with officers following a disturbance.

North Wales Police were called after the man, who is a serving officer with Cheshire Police, refused to leave his home in Trevor Road, Prestatyn, after a disturbance just after 9.30am this morning (Monday).

At about 3.30pm police successfully concluded the operation and the man accompanied a family member to an undisclosed location.

No one was injured during the course of this incident.

Supt Pete Newton, who was in charge of the Police response, said: “Supported by our partners in the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Welsh Ambulance Service highly trained resources were quickly deployed to the scene and our objective of protecting the public, our staff and the house occupant has been achieved.

"I’m grateful to local residents for their understanding and cooperation and I’m happy to say the area has returned to normality.”

A police spokesman said: "North Wales Police and other emergency services responded to reports of a disturbance inside a house in Trevor Road Prestatyn.

"A 39 year old local man, understood to be the occupier was refusing to leave.

"Officers contained the address with the intention of protecting the public then safely detaining the man."

Specialist negotiators made contact with the man in order to resolve the matter peacefully and return the area to normality.

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