"They didn't tell me they were going to come round the back, and I got up this morning and I looked through the window and the fence was lifted up, the panel to next door because they haven't got a gate on theirs at the back there they've only got a small one whereas I've got the taller one"
"The bird bath was knocked over and you can see where they were standing and observing and it looks like the footprints are all up there - they haven't done a lot of damage I can soon put it right"
"Well I haven't slept all night actually because I knew all these were out here, You feel very nervous because there's so many stabbings and shootings these days"
"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
Police have confirmed the man came out of the house shortly after 11.00am. He was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment.
The woman is being assessed by medical professionals at the scene but she is not believed to be seriously injured.
Speaking after the incident came to an end, Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said,
The siege in which a 79-year-old woman was held at knife point for more than 28 hours has come to an end.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of false imprisonment, and the elderly woman is being looked over by paramedics.
Forensic officers have now entered the property in Perry Hill Road in Oldbury.