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A spokesperson for the West Midlands Police said : "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 ( 9 January ).

specialist resources have been called and officers remain at the scene at just before 12.20am.

"The 41-year-old has his eight-year-old son with him and there are some concerns for their safety.

"Several officers, including armed police and other specially trained officers, are at the scene to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

"unfortunately, residents, businesses, a school and travel are severely disrupted by the cordon.

"we 're sorry for the inconvenience, but our priority is the safety of those involved.

"please avoid the area where possible and we will issue updates on the situation as soon as we can.

Police have been on scene since Sunday morning (Image: SWNS)

People are being urged to avoid the area after several road closures were put in place.

"At that time there was only one armed officer, but over the course of the next three or four hours they presence of armed police slowly increased to the point that now there's between 10 and 20 armed officers here.

A resident livng near to the dramatic scenes in Earlsdon has told CoventryLIve : "I hadn't noticed anything until around noon when I opened our blinds and saw about four or five police cars and a van.

Earlsdon Library has been opened for residents who may not be able to access their homes.

Police have been on scene since Sunday morning (Image: SWNS)

police have cordoned off a house in coventry amid concerns about a man and a child.

A man inside the property has since refused to come out and specialist officers were dispatched, Coventry Live reports.

"The road is sealed off while officers deal with the situation."

Residents have been told they must not leave their homes, while others have been unable to get back onto the road.

Roads still closed as police deal with situation (Image: Reach)

One posted on Facebook : "I'm locked in my house," while another added "police wouldn't let him leave his house".

officers were called to the property on earlsdon avenue north at about 00:20 gmt on sunday.

Also closed is the junction of Poplar road with Newcombe Road.

Earlsdon Primary School, which stands within the cordon, was closed to pupils on Monday.

Police have been on scene since Sunday morning (Image: SWNS)

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