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Mother, 79, released after 28-hour Warley stand-off

A man has been arrested after allegedly holding his 79-year-old mother captive for 28 hours at a West Midlands house.

Police had been at the scene of the stand-off since 07:00 GMT on Sunday at a house on Perry Hill Road in Warley.

They said a 40-year-old man had been holding his mother while armed with a knife.

Officers said the man had given himself up and had been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment. The woman was not seriously injured.

Police negotiators, including armed officers, had cordoned off neighbouring roads and spent the night trying to persuade the man to free the woman.

'Safe conclusion'

Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said: "I would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding.

"Thankfully the matter has been brought to a safe conclusion as the man left of his own accord.

"We cannot comment further on the motivation for this situation, however we can confirm that the matter is domestic-related and those involved are mother and son."

She added the woman had been taken to hospital as a precaution and that forensic officers would now start investigations at the house.

Perry Hill, Cumberland and Oak roads, which were closed during the incident, have since reopened.

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