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Man wanted on recall to prison arrested after stand-off at Coventry flats

John Carlon 12th May, 2020

POLICE say they have arrested a wanted man in Coventry after a four-hour long stand-off.

Witnesses to the scene at Stretton Avenue, Willenhall, yesterday (May 11), reported a man hanging from an upstairs window at a block of flats brandishing a knife.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “Officers attended a property on Stretton Avenue, Coventry at 6am yesterday morning (May 11) to arrest a man wanted on recall to prison.

“On arrival the 22-year-old man stood on the window ledge with a knife and refused to come out of the property.

“Specialist negotiators were deployed and he has since been arrested and remains in police custody.”

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