A man has reportedly barricaded himself into a home with a gas canister which has caused a three-day long police standoff in Catford.

Emergency services were called to Daneby Road early evening on March 25 after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man inside a home.

Cordons and road closures are in place as they attempt to engage with the man to ensure his safety.

Police confirmed that no one else is believed to be inside the home.

The man reportedly has a 15kg gas canister inside with him, according the Evening Standard.

The last update from the Metropolitan Police was at 8am today when the force told the News Shopper that the standoff is still ongoing.

The News Shopper spoke with a resident in Daneby Road, who wishes to be kept anonymous, who claimed that residents have been told to stay inside for their safety.

She said: “You can go outside and leave your home away from the scene but if you want to come back you need to be escorted by police.

“I asked a police officer if I could go to the park as it’s nice weather, but they said you can go but we’ll have to escort you back to your home.

“It’s all cordoned off with red tape and I’ve seen police officers with big guns.

“We’ve been told to stay home and lock our doors for our own safety. Everyone is concerned.”

Officers have urged people to avoid the area and thanked residents for their patience as the incident is being dealt with.

The resident, who has lived in Daneby Road for four years, said she’s not “surprised” as incidents are always happening in London.

She added:” I’ve lived in London for a long time, so I know you can expect things like this.

“I’ve lived here for four years now but never seen anything like this happen on this road before.

“I hope it all gets resolved soon.”

Retired shopkeeper Munsaf Dadh, 64, lives on Daneby Road where police negotiators are trying to coax the man out.

He told the Standard: “We are in total shock. We were horrified. There were armed police everywhere. It was like something out of a film.

“We didn’t know what had happened although there had been a previous incident when police were called to that house months ago.”

Several London Fire Brigade engines and London Ambulance Service crews are also on standby at the scene.

Building Blocks Day Care nursery on the street remains closed for the second day.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Officers and emergency services are on scene Daneby Road, SE6 after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man inside a property at the location.

“No one else is believed to be inside. “Officers are attempting to engage with the man and bring the matter to a safe conclusion.

“Cordons and road closures remain in place while the situation is ongoing.

“We thank local residents for their patience and advise people to avoid the area.”