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UK: Around 20-30 men enter Gurdwara with blades; situation under control

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 September 2016, 10:46 IST

Armed police cordoned the Gurdwara in Leamington Spa on Tachbrook Drive after reports of between 20 and 30 men carrying blades entered the building.

According to the Guardian, armed officers are on the scene at the Gurdwara in an attempt to negotiate a peaceful solution to what Warwickshire police are treating as an aggravated trespass rather than a terrorist incident.

"At this time we believe that it is an escalation of an ongoing local dispute. We believe that some of the men are in possession of bladed items and as such armed officers have been deployed to the scene.

Meanwhile, officers are inside the temple to negotiate a peaceful resolution and there are also religious leaders in the temple working with officers to negotiate a peaceful resolution.

"There are police cordons in place around the Temple and we would ask that people avoid the immediate area while the incident is resolved," the official added.

According to reports, Police arrested 55 people for storming the Sikh temple.

--with inputs from ANI

First published: 12 September 2016, 10:46 IST
 
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