Birmingham & Black Country

Man, 23, arrested after armed raid in Birmingham

Police on Gregory Road, Weoley Castle
Image caption The 23-year-old man was believed to be in possession of a baseball bat and knives

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after an armed raid in Birmingham.

Police were called to Marston Road, in Weoley Castle, at 00:30 GMT following concerns for a woman's welfare.

Armed officers entered the house at 08:35 as the man was believed to be in the house with the woman in possession of a baseball bat and knives.

The man was treated for non-serious self-inflicted injuries.

Image caption Marston Road, in Weoley Castle, was cordoned off during the raid

The woman was unharmed but treated by paramedics as a precaution.

An area around the scene was cordoned off and officers are visiting residents to offer reassurance.

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