Man arrested following rooftop stand-off

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage following a rooftop stand-off in Crewe.

Police were called out to reports of a man on the roof of the former Flag Lane swimming baths at 7:12am yesterday (19 April).

They found a 24-year-old man in an agitated state throwing items from the top of a building.

Alton Street, Walthall Street and Flag Lane were closed due to the debris being thrown.

Three properties and three vehicles were damaged during the incident.

Police negotiators attended, and the man came down voluntarily around 2pm. 

He was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital.



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