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A man has been charged in relation to holding a staff member hostage at a Birmingham bank on Friday (17 March).
David Hempseed is accused of false imprisonment and possession of an imitation firearm at Natwest in Bristol Road South, Northfield.
The 60 year-old of Northfield, Birmingham, is also charged with possession of a knife and arson with intent to endanger life.
He has been remanded in custody to face the allegations at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday).
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