OAP appears in court after armed siege

Police at the scene of the armed siege in Pagham Picture: UKNIP
Police at the scene of the armed siege in Pagham Picture: UKNIP

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A pensioner has appeared in court charged with making threats to kill after a 40-hour stand-off with armed police.

Terry Bridger, 72, is also accused of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, common assault, and two counts of threatening to damage property.

He was charged by Sussex Police following a stand-off with officers at Harbour Road, Pagham, West Sussex, starting at 4.10pm on Sunday.

Bridger was arrested in the quiet coastal village of Pagham. No-one was injured.

Sussex Police said Bridger appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on September 30.