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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Pensioner charged over 40-hour armed stand-off with police

The stand-off lasted for 40-hours Credit: ITV News Meridian

Police have charged a Sussex man following a 40-hour stand-off in Pagham.

Terry Bridger, 72, of Harbour Road, Pagham, has been charged with threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, common assault and two counts of threatening to damage property.

Armed police had surrounded the property in Harbour Road at around 4.10pm, on Sunday 28th August, after receiving reports the pensioner had a gun and was using threatening behaviour. A woman, known to the man, left the house safely after police arrival.

The stand-off ended safely on Tuesday morning.

Bridger has been remanded in custody and will appear before Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday 30th September.

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