A man in Blackpool is in an extended stand-off with police after taking shelter in a property while also throwing tiles off a roof.

Lancashire Constabulary has not yet issued a formal statement in regards to the incident but multiple witness reports, and video evidence, show a man on the roof a property on Caunce Street in Blackpool.

There he is seen peeling tiles off the roof of the building. Police have closed a number of roads in the vicinity and have been at the scene for at least five hours.

Officers have entered a property in the area on at least one occasion but the incident remains unresolved.

You can follow updates from the scene in Blackpool here.

Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service are in attendance on Caunce Street between the junctions for Church Street and Cookson Street.

The incident was reported to us by witnesses at around 2.45pm today. At one point shortly after the cordon was established, officers moved to extend the area.

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