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Man charged after staff member at bank is held hostage

A man has been charged in relation to holding a staff member hostage at a bank in Birmingham. Photo: PA

A man has been charged in relation to holding a staff member hostage at a bank in Birmingham.

David Hempseed, who is 60-years-old, is accused of false imprisonment and possession of an imitation firearm at Natwest in Bristol Road South, Northfield.

The 60 year-old is also charged with alleged possession of a knife and arson with intent to endanger life.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday 20 March).