Stand-off with armed pensioner ends peacefully after 40 hours

A 40-hour stand off between police and a 72-year-old man refusing to leave his house in Pagham, near Bognor Regis, ended safely just after 8.45am today.

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Firearms officers negotiate with armed man in Pagham

Sussex Police remain at the scene of the stand-off in Pagham
Police have reportedly been talking to the man through a loudspeaker Credit: Bognor news & events page

Firearms officers have been negotiating overnight with a armed man at a house in Pagham in Sussex.

Police were called to reports a 72-year-old man was using threatening behaviour and had a gun.

A woman known to the man left the house safely. A police cordon is currently in place.

The road by the man's house has been closed and there is a cordon in place

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