Sussex

Seaford armed siege: Man remanded

Police at the scene
Image caption The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the armed stand-off in Seaford

A man charged with attempted murder following a six-hour armed siege with police has been remanded in custody.

Retired Paul Allwright, 62, of Seaford, East Sussex, appeared before Brighton magistrates on Friday following the dramatic stand-off on 16 September.

He was also charged with possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life.

Gunfire was exchanged outside the house in North Way after police were called to a report of a domestic incident involving firearms.

IPCC investigation

A woman left the house safely shortly after they arrived and negotiators were summoned.

Mr Allwright was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with three gunshot wounds - two in the torso and one in the leg.

He was arrested on Wednesday after he was discharged and is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 26 October, police said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating Sussex Police's use of firearms during the incident.

Two officers were slightly hurt but not shot, police have said.

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