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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Police thank community for patience during stand-off

Sussex Police has thanked people in Pagham for their patience and understanding during a 40-hour stand-off which caused 'considerable disruption' for local people.

A 72-year-old man has been arrested after the lengthy operation, which ended peacefully this morning.

It began at a house on Harbour Road just after 4pm on Sunday.

Specially-trained officers negotiated with the pensioner, before he walked out of the house this morning.

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