Hostage negotiators are continuing in their attempts to free an elderly woman being held captive in her own home by a knife-wielding man today.
Officers were called to Perry Hill Road in Sandwell, West Midlands, shortly after 7am yesterday, after concerns for the 79-year-old pensioner’s welfare were raised.
Police were still at the scene this morning staging desperate talks to free the old age pensio
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said a 40-year-old man was inside the property armed with a knife, adding that the incident is believed to be domestic-related.
Armed officers and specially trained negotiators remain at the scene today, and a number of roads surrounding the address are cordoned off.
Roads surrounding the besieged property in the town of Oldbury were closed and access was severely restricted. Read More