Arrest in Stevenage after man throws tiles off roof

PUBLISHED: 09:42 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 18 July 2018

A man has been arrested after an incident in Stevenage last night.

A man has been arrested after an incident in Stevenage last night.


A Stevenage man last night scaled a building and started throwing roof tiles down at the ground – with armed officers, paramedics, a police helicopter and the fire service called out during the incident.

Emergency services were called at 10.14pm last night to Chertsey Rise, in the Shephall area of town, amid concerns for the welfare of a man who was alone inside a flat.

“During the incident the man climbed onto the roof and removed tiles, throwing them onto the floor, before returning to his own address,” a police spokeswoman said this morning.

A 32-year-old man from Stevenage has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray, and remains in police custody.

Nobody was hurt during the incident.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

Health bosses at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust are investigating after a patient was injected with local anaesthetic on the wrong side of their body.


An a cappella group with members from Royston and South Cambs are ready to round off their hugely successful year with some Christmas performances.

Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have won through to the national final of a competition which asked students to build and fly drones of their own design.

Yesterday, 22:50

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019-2020 Stevenage pantomime.

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy