Oldbury siege ends after more than 28 hours

The scene of the siege on Perry Hill Road in Oldbury
The scene of the siege on Perry Hill Road in Oldbury Photo: ITV Central

A man has been arrested after a 28 hour siege in which a woman in her eighties was held hostage.

Police have confirmed the man that they've arrested is the woman's son.

He's being questioned on suspicion of false imprisonment and making threats to kill.

Police escorted him from the house just after 11 o'clock this morning.

Officers were first called to the property after concerns were raised for the elderly woman's welfare shortly after 7.00am on Sunday..

When they arrived they found a man inside armed with a knife.

Roads have been cordoned off while the siege was taking place
Roads have been cordoned off while the siege was taking place Credit: ITV Central

Specialist negotatiators worked through the night to end the stand-off.

Speaking to the press after the incident, Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe confirmed the man arrested was the 79-year-old woman's son.

"I can confirm this was a domestic incident, it was a mother and son. Mum, the elderly lady has been taken off to hospital - no significant injuries to mum at all she's just being checked out...

I'd like to thank the community and the residents for their patients and we're now going to carry out an investigation and we're going to get back to you later in the day when we've got more detail."

– Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe, West Midlands Police

Forensic officers are now inside the house carry out a detailed investigation.

The full report by Katy Fawcett.