Police continue to surround a house in Coventry as a 41-year-old man, who is holed up inside with his eight-year-old son, refuses to leave.

The man involved is said to have ‘weapons’ and negotiators and armed officers are at the scene in Earlsdon which sees a number of streets continued to be taped off.

A number of residents are unable to leave their homes and regular deliveries of food and other items are being made.

Yesterday saw Coventry Superintendent Ronan Tyrer made a statement at the police cordon in Earlsdon Avenue North and said: “The policing incident in coventry, we’re trying to conclude as swiftly as possible.

“However, the safety of everyone concerned is of primary importance.

“And so, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on how long this incident is going to take to conclude safely.”

The incident first began shortly after midnight on Sunday morning (January 9) after West Midlands Police was called to conduct a ‘safe and well check’ on a man and child at the address.

Since then the standoff has escalated with cordons in Earlsdon Avenue North, Newcombe Road and Poplar Road.

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