Man jumps into Stoke-on-Trent canal before having 40 minute stand-off with police



A man jumped into the Trent and Mersey Canal in a bid to escape police in Stoke-on-Trent last night.

Police were called to reports of a man interfering with vehicles around Whieldon Road, Stoke.

The man jumped into the water in an attempt to get away, and was then involved in a 40 minute stand-off with police before being detained.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “Shift 4 Northern Response have this evening detained a man after he was seen interfering with cars in the Whieldon Road area of Stoke.

“The male made off & jumped in a canal where he had a 40 min stand-off with officers. He has now been detained.”





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