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Man arrested after rooftop siege in Tamworth

Cordon tape police do not cross car

We've arrested a 40-year-old man from Tamworth following a two-hour rooftop siege in the town yesterday afternoon. (12 March)

During the stand-off, tiles were ripped up and thrown from the roof of the house in Alfred Street into the road below.

The street was cordoned off by officers, and residents in neighbouring properties were evacuated to a nearby boxing club to ensure their safety.

Police negotiators managed to persuade the man to come down from the roof at around 5.45pm. He was checked over by paramedics before being arrested and remains in custody.

Chief Inspector Ashley Farrington said: "Our officers did a great job to bring this difficult situation to a peaceful and safe conclusion.

"I would like to thank the crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service, as well as the local boxing club, for their fantastic support.

"I also thank the local community for the patience they showed despite the disruption caused by the incident."

13 Mar 2018 10:59:28 GMT
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