A MAN has been charged following a siege in Somerset this week.

Luke Stillwell, 39, of Turnock Gardens, West Wick, is accused of affray, possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and ten counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

The charges are connected with the policing operation at a property in Turnock Gardens, which started on Tuesday (January 25) and concluded in the early hours of the following day.

He has also been charged with being concerned in production of a Class B drug.

Stillwell was remanded in custody ahead of a court hearing today (Thursday, January 27).