Armed police in two-hour stand off

ARMED police were called to a house in Colchester last night after a man threatened a woman with a knife.

James Hore

ARMED police were called to a house in Colchester last night after a man threatened a woman with a knife.

Police descended on the house in Lisle Road, between Mersea and Military roads just before 6.30pm.

Shortly afterwards the woman and a young child managed to leave the house unharmed.

Police negotiators were then involved in a two-hour stand-off with the man who eventually gave himself up and walked out of the property.

The 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and is being questioned by police today.