Words by Adam Smith
A man has been charged with brutally attacking a Kingstanding pensioner last week and forcing police into a stand-off on Hillaries Road, Erdington.
Delaney was at the centre of a dramatic stand off on Hillaries Road on Tuesday August 24, which saw residents being told to stay in their homes before he was finally apprehended and Tasered by armed police.
In a pre-planned operation, dozens of officers surrounded the Stockland Green address as a negotiator tried to convince Delaney to give himself up peacefully.
Police believed he might have been carrying a gun and a grenade, which led them to flooding the area with armed response officers and specialist negotiators.
“He was wanted in connection with an attack on a man in Cooksey Lane, Kingstanding on Sunday August 22.
“A man in his 70s was found with a slash wound to his head and was taken to hospital, although thankfully his injuries were not serious.”
The police spokesman added: “He (Jason Delaney) was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 24 September.”
Following the Kingstanding attack, a West Midlands Ambulance spokesman confirmed: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Cooksey Lane on Sunday at 4.45pm.
“An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.
“Crews treated one man who had sustained serious injuries which required trauma care on the scene. The man was conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to hospital for further care.”