Police are locked in a stand off with an armed pensioner in West Sussex - in a siege which began more than 26 hours ago.
Officers were first called to the property on Harbour Road in Pagham yesterday afternoon after reports of threatening behaviour.
A woman, known to the 72 year old man, left the house safely. Residents on the road have been told to stay inside.
Local shop owners have been telling Meridian that Pagham is still open for business:
Maria Griggs owns the Pagham Beach Cafe hand told us the police cordon is confined to Harbour Road
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The 22 year old man is seriously injured in hospital. Police believe a baseball bat and iron bar may have been used in the attack