What could be more exciting? How about an armed seige on your street:
Families living in a quiet cul-de-sac today told of their shock as an armed siege unfolded on their doorsteps.Story link.
Police were called to a house in The Runnel, Bowthorpe, to find a man in his 40s brandishing a gun.
They were soon backed up by riot police with dogs who worked through the night to diffuse the situation.
The alarm was raised at 2am and after negotiations lasting almost five hours, the armed man was handcuffed and brought out of the house. It is thought the stand-off came after the gunman and his former partner split almost a month ago.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I woke up at 5.30am and saw it all going on outside over a cup of coffee.
“It was more exciting than an episode of Coronation Street because nothing like that ever happens round here. I think he used to live there, but they had split up and he broke into the house through the window. He had drinking problems and I think she had had enough of it,” she added.