GUNMAN ON THE LOOSE
An armed man is on the loose in Birmingham, police have warned.
The 21-year-old man is thought to be absent without leave from a military base in London and police believe he is carrying "at least one firearm".
The unnamed suspect, who is said to be a member of the Irish Guards, is thought to be in the Northfield area of the city.
Police have sealed off an area of the city and, according to reports, a road has been closed.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said a news conference would be held this morning in Birmingham in relation to the disappearance of a man who is thought to be armed.
A force spokesman said: "The man has gone missing and is believed to be in possession of a firearm.
"Police are concerned for his welfare and further details will be released at the press conference".