A siege involving a pensioner who is refusing to leave a house and is thought to be armed has continued into a third day.

Armed police surrounded the property in Harbour Road, Pagham, West Sussex, after receiving reports at around 4.10pm on Sunday that the 72-year-old had a gun and was using threatening behavior.

Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, of Sussex Police, said the stand-off in the quiet seafront village may be a “little disconcerting and frustrating” for residents.

Officers have cordoned off the property and closed the road. Emergency services remain on stand-by.