A man has been arrested after a 16-hour siege at his house.

Officers were called to the scene in Syme Road in Lochside, Dumfries, at around 6pm last night.

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Trained police negotiators were brought in to talk to the man, who was alone in the building.

Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man was arrested at around 10.30am today.

The area surrounding the house was cordoned off while police dealt with the incident.

Superintendent Bobby Moore said: "Whilst this was a protracted incident which lasted over 14 hours, the immediate area was cordoned off very quickly by officers and the public were at no time in any danger."