Man arrested following rooftop drama

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A Burnley man has been arrested after throwing tiles from the rooftop of a house in the Accrington Road area.

The police helicopter was deployed and a number of officers attended the incident at Burdett Street which began at 10-40pm and was not resolved until 1-10am.

A police spokesman confirmed that officers had been called to a house following reports that a man had been found in a loft space.

The spokesman added: “The man was then seen on the roof of the property from where he began to throw roof tiles at officers and cars.”

A 24-year-old Burnley man was later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray and is currently in custody.