Police talk down wanted man from Padiham roof

Police tape
Police tape

Police spent half an hour talking a man down from the roof of a house in Padiham where they had gone to arrest him this afternoon (Sunday).

The 29-year-old climbed into the loft and through a Velux window on to the roof of the property in Green Street at 3pm.

Police officers had gone to the house to arrest him on suspicion of robbery and breach of bail conditions when the incident happened.

Officers negotiated with the man and he eventually came down from the roof and was taken into custody at Burnley Police Station where he is being questioned this evening.