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Man charged in connection with bank worker held hostage


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).