Man arrested over woman 'held captive' in Small Heath
Written by The Newsroom on June 8, 2019
A woman was rescued from a West Midlands flat by police after being held captive, police said.
Officers were called at 12:00 BST by a woman who reported being assaulted and held against her will at a property in Small Heath, Birmingham, by a man in possession of a firearm.
Part of Coventry Road was sealed off as officers, including a firearms unit, responded.
The woman was found inside and a man, understood to be in his 50s, was held.
He has been arrested on suspicion of assault, sexual assault and firearms possession.
Ch Insp Dave Keen said: “It was a very dynamic, fast-moving incident. The woman sounded petrified on the phone and it was imperative we found her quickly.
“We had reached her within about 20 minutes of receiving the call and a suspect was also swiftly detained. The woman is being checked over by paramedics.”
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