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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Sussex: Police cordon in place as armed siege continues

Police were called to a house on Sunday afternoon Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Police remain in a stand-off in West Sussex with a 72-year old man who is believed to have a gun.

Officers were called to a house in Harbour Road, Pagham at around 4.10pm on Sunday to a report of threatening behaviour.

A police cordon remains in place at Harbour Road in Pagham Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A woman known to the man was also in the house, but she left shortly after police arrival and is safe and well.

The 72-year-old man remains in the property alone.

A police cordon is still in place and the road remains closed.

Trained negotiators are in contact with the man Credit: Bognor news and events page

"The safety of the local community is our utmost priority.

"Local residents in Harbour Road have been advised to stay inside, but should they wish to or need to leave their properties, we will be able to facilitate this with police support.

"Communication continues with the lone man in the house and we hope to resolve this situation as quickly and safely as possible.”

– Detective Superintendent Nick Sloan

Trained negotiators are in contact with the suspect.

There are no reports of any injuries.

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