Police cordon off house amid concern for father and eight-year-old son

Police have cordoned off a house in Coventry amid concerns for the welfare of a man and his eight-year-old son. The stand-off involving armed police and other specially trained officers, in the Earlsdon area of the city, began early on Sunday. West Midlands Police said in a statement: “A cordon remains in place around a house in Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, this morning where a man has been refusing to come out since the early hours of yesterday morning.

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