UK police say armed men occupy Sikh temple

2016-09-11 16:31


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London - British police say they are attempting to negotiate with 20 to 30 men, some armed, who have occupied a Sikh temple in central England.

The Warwickshire Police force says officers were called early on Sunday morning to the temple in Leamington Spa, a town 160km northwest of London.

The force says some of the men "are in possession of bladed items". Police say officers and religious leaders are inside "to negotiate a peaceful resolution".

Police say the incident isn't related to terrorism, but is "an escalation of an ongoing local dispute". They didn't give any more details.

A wedding between a Sikh and a non-Sikh was due to be held at the temple on Sunday. Some Sikhs have previously objected to mixed weddings taking place there.

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