A man is currrently on the roof of houses in Widley Road in Portsmouth. Police have sealed off Both ends of Widley Road and officers in large numbers stand with riot shields to protect themselves as the man throws down roof tiles. Thousand of pounds worth of damage has already been caused to homes and parked cars in the street.
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The incident started just 1am with the throwing tiles from the fish and chip shop roof. Police have warned residents to stay in doors and away from windows whilst they deal with the. Incident. The road is full of Police Fire and Ambulance service personnel. One fire appliance is blocking Widley Road at the other end of the Road is Two police riot vans and a HART team from South Central ambualnce service. The man’s mother has just tried to talk the man into coming down but he has refused and thrown more tiles narrowly missing a fire fighter. The man has made a large hole in a roof of one of the properties. The stand off continues with the man refusing to come down. Police officers are continuing to try and speak to the man who has now been up on the roof for a number of hours. Three fighters have just ran down the street with a short extension ladder as it is believed that the man is on a flat roof shouting threats to hurt himself . Three armed officers can be seen in the street.Police are now trying to talk to man Who is on the roof of the corner chippy. Fire crews are moving into position and also using an aerial ladder platform to communicate with the man.