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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Pagham siege continues as 72 year old remains holed up in house.

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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