A major Police Operation is underway after a man was spotted by a member of the public going into a disused brewery in Sheffield.

A large number of police officers have been deployed to the Neepsend Lane area of Sheffield and placed the area on lockdown.

 

The incident is expected to have a significant impact on traffic and pedestrians in the area as police have closed a number of roads.

Police received reports at 5.15am that a man had been spotted with what was believed to have been a firearm entering the disused brewery.

A police spokesman said: “Please avoid this area this morning if possible as traffic will be significantly heavier than usual and delays are very likely.”