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 negotiate with 72-year old man reported to be armed with a gun in Sussex house

The stand- off at Pagham, near Bognor Regis, West Sussex started at around 4pm this afternoon. Local people have told ITV Meridian that they have been advised to stay in their homes until they have resolved the situation, It's believed the man, aged 72, in the property is on his own. Early reports from eye-witnesses to the ITV Meridian newsroom suggested a woman had also been in the house and was released - this has not been officially confirmed yet.

Pagham in West Sussex where armed police have surrounded a house Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Ambulance crews on-standby at Pagham close to where a house has been surrounded Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Police arrived at Pagham shortly after 4pm this afternoon Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Sussex Police have been briefing local people about keeping safe at Pagham Credit: Eddie Mitchell

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