Sussex

Eastbourne stand-off man Robert Anthony O'Connor jailed

Robert O'Connor
Image caption Robert O'Connor was jailed at Lewes Crown Court

A man has been jailed for holding another man against his will during a five-hour stand-off with Sussex Police.

Robert Anthony O'Connor, 38, of Cavendish Avenue, Eastbourne, admitted false imprisonment, making a threat to kill and causing actual bodily harm.

The incident, involving a 52-year-old victim, happened in Hazelwood Avenue, Eastbourne, in December.

O'Connor was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court to six years in prison and ordered to serve five years on licence.

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