Man charged after 12-hour stand-off at flat

A man has appeared in court after a stand-off lasting more than 12 hours.

Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 1:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 2:56 pm
Police on Logwood Place

Raymond Smith, 49, of Logwood Place, Newtown, was charged with criminal damage and affray.

He appeared before Wigan And Leigh Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in custody.

The case was adjourned until Friday, February 3, when he will be back before the same court.

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Police were called to Logwood Place at 9.55pm on Sunday after receiving a call with concerns for the welfare of a man.

They were told the man had damaged a flat and was throwing items from a window to the street below.

Logwood Place and nearby Robin Park Road were cordoned off.

Police negotiators were sent to the block of flats to speak to the occupant, but the incident continued through the night and into the following day.

Six police cars and an ambulance remained on Logwood Place and Scot Lane.

The incident continued through the night and came to an end shortly after 10.30am on Monday.