Man on roof in stand-off with police for SIX hours is finally arrested

Police are asking for witnesses
Police are asking for witnesses

A man avoided arrest for SIX hours by climbing onto the roof of his house while police officers attempted to talk him down.

The unnamed man, who is in his 40s, had been shouting and making threats to a woman in Chapman Avenue, Downs Barn at around 10.10pm last night.

After police were called, the man barricaded himself into his home.

Just over an hour later, he got up onto the roof of the two-storey high building and continued to make threats and shout.

He stayed there for six hours until finally negotiating with officers and fire crews at 5.46am. He was then arrested.

Sgt Richard Armitage said: “I would like to thank the local residents for their patience and tolerance while we dealt with a difficult situation that must have disturbed their night considerably.

“I would also like to thank the fire service for their help in this situation and also the ambulance who also attended.”

Anyone with any concerns should speak to the extra patrols on duty or call 101.

Chapman Avenue and Farrier Place were closed while the police dealt with this situation, but they have since been reopened.