Arrest in Stevenage after man throws tiles off roof

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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.


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