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Police Enter 4th Day Of Stand Off At A Coventry Home


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A Coventry man continues to barricade himself in his home for a fourth day in Earlsdon today (12 Jan).

The 41-year-old has his eight-year-old son with him in the ground floor flat and is believed to be armed with weapons.

Armed response officers remain outside the property and specialist negotiators are continuing to speak to the man in an effort to bring the situation to a safe conclusion.

The impact on the surrounding streets continues with several businesses and a school remaining closed or restricted.

West Midlands Police are visiting each address within the outer cordon to update residents and offer support and reassurance, as well as answering any questions they may have.

They say their priority is the safety of those involved which includes residents who live within the cordon’s perimeter.

West Midlands Police have issued guidance on what to do when residents wish to leave or enter their properties, and officers have visited most of the addresses in person to explain what they are doing and why, and offer reassurance and advice.

The library at the junction of Earlsdon Avenue North and Albany Road has opened for residents who wish to seek support.

Coventry Commander, Chief Superintendent Pete Henrick said: “We apologise for the continued disruption to everyone within the cordon surrounding Earlsdon Avenue North, but our priority remains the safety of those involved.

“Your patience is appreciated and we will continue to update you as the situation develops.”

Written by: Calum Wilkes

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