Three in the dock after armed siege

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Three men have appeared in court after allegedly barricading themselves into a house and threatening police officers with weapons.

One officer was said to have required hospital treatment after the two-hour stand-off in Uddingston’s Old Glasgow Road.

Police firearms officers were among those who raced to the scene early on Sunday.

One man from the area said: “I saw five police cars going at high speed towards Uddingston. I didn’t know what it was about, but they were certainly taking it very seriously.”

Jason Docherty (38), William Smith (22) and 21-year-old Mark Campbell were arrested and appeared in private at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday. All three were charged with threatening or abusive behaviour.

Smith and Campbell were also accused of assaulting police officers and Campbell faced an allegation that he assaulted or obstructed an emergency services worker.

They made no plea during an appearance before Sheriff Thomas Millar and the case was continued for further enquiries.

Docherty and Campbell are from the Uddingston area while Smith gave a Bellshill address. Docherty and Smith were given bail with a curfew which bans them from leaving home between 7pm and 7am each day. Campbell was refused bail and was remanded in custody.

Police said the incident happened shortly before 8am on Sunday when officers responded to a report of a man having been bitten by a dog and a disturbance.

A spokesman said a number of weapons were recovered from the house. One of the men had been bitten by a Doberman and received a minor injury. In addition, a police officer sustained a minor injury and was treated at Hairmyres Hospital.

The spokesman added: “The dog was removed for its own wellbeing.”