Castleford canal man detained after 36-hour stand off with police

A man has been detained after he was involved in a 36-hour standoff with police on a Castleford canal.

By Gavin Murray
Friday, 22nd November 2019, 5:10 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 5:22 pm
Police at the canal close to Lock Lane.
Police at the canal close to Lock Lane.

Armed police have been at Lock Lane since Thursday morning after the man threatened to blow his boat up.

The area was evacuated and roads were closed causing misery for motorists in the town.

Castleford police incident 'ongoing' as Lock Lane remains closedBut police have confirmed the man has now been detained.

Police close the road.

Motorists advised to avoid parts of Castleford due to police incident AND floodingAnd they are now hoping that traffic in the area will soon be back to normal.