British rocker Mervyn Spence has taken refuge in the attic of his home to stop finance chiefs from repossessing it in a disagreement over his mortgage.

The former Wishbone Ash and Trapeze bassist owns a $360,000 (£225,000) property in Staffordshire, England but he can no longer afford his monthly payments and is asking building society bosses to cut his rate.

They refused and successfully applied for permission to repossess the home, so Spence has locked himself in the attic of the property to stop bailiffs moving in.

He says, "I want to do a deal. I'm going to stay here as long as it takes."