Dramatic pictures from 'rooftop protest' police incident on busy Burnley road

Emergency services were mobilised to Padiham Road last night after reports of a rooftop protest which involved a man allegedly throwing tiles onto the ground below.
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Police closed Padiham Road from Gannow Top roundabout to Alder Street/Rendel Street due to what was described as an on-going police incident.

It is believed police have closed the road from around 10-30pm.

A police spokesman said: “Please can all traffic and members of the public avoid the area and use alternative routes where possible. Emergency services are currently on scene.”