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Man charged after 14-hour armed siege

Duncan Shearman will face magistrates over the incident in Oxford.


Police at the scene in Oxford

Police at the scene in Oxford

Police at the scene in Oxford

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a 14-hour armed siege in Oxford.

Duncan Shearman, of Paradise Square, Oxford, has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and three counts of possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas.

He will appear later at Banbury Magistrates’ Court.

Police said the incident, sparked by reports of a man with a gun, ended peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday.

Thames Valley Police said officers returned fire when shots came from a property in Paradise Square in the city centre.

Nearby streets were cordoned off by officers from about 1.15pm on Monday until about 3am.