Portsmouth Rooftop stand-off man arrested after orgy of damage and Five hour Stand off with Police – UKNIP
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Portsmouth Rooftop stand-off man arrested after orgy of damage and Five hour Stand off with Police

Portsmouth Rooftop Stand-off Man Arrested After Orgy Of Damage And Five Hour Stand Off With Police
Portsmouth Rooftop Stand-off Man Arrested After Orgy Of Damage And Five Hour Stand Off With Police

A man has been arrested after a four-hour rooftop stand-off with Police in Portsmouth .

Police were called out to Widley Road in the Stamshaw area of Portsmouth at around 1am on Sunday morning.
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Five police vehicles including armed response, two fire engines and two ambulance vehicles were called to the scene, which was cordoned off. Other surrounding roads were made no-go areas whilst Police dealt with the incident.

At one point police considered breaking the stalemate by coaxing down the offender with the offer of a cigarette but only giving him a light if he came down.

The man could be seen walking around the rooftops and shouted down abuse at officers inbetween throwing the roof slates. Just after 5am the man climbed down and was arrested.

Two police officers and firefighter narrowly escaped injuries after the man began throwing roof tiles during the stand-off. During the four hour-long stand-off in which he threw tiles at the teams of officers who could be seen wearing riot gear and holding plastic shields, the man was talked down by negotiators – he was arrested by Police and then taken to QA hospital for treatment.

Man throwing tiles at the Police:

A Hampshire Police spokesman confirmed that they had been involved in the incident.

One home owner who asked not to be named said “I’m sure it started about 1am. I can see it from my window. The bloke was running up and down the rooftops of the houses. He is ripping whole tiles from the roofs and throwing them at Police.”

The remains of the stand-off can be seen in the middle of the road; broken tiles that were lobbed at officers and others that have hit parked cars causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to residents’ roofs and parked vehicles.”