Man arrested after six-hour rooftop drama in Leeds

Picture: Malik Walton @Cameramal
Picture: Malik Walton @Cameramal
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A POLICE negotiator was called in after a man climbed on the roof of a house in Leeds last night and refused to come down.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers were called to a domestic disturbance at an address in Spencer Place, Chapeltown, just after 7pm.

The spokesman added: “When officers arrived a man refused to leave the property and barricaded himself into a room. He then climbed onto the roof.

“An operation was put in place to safely remove the man and a trained police negotiator attended to speak to the man who came down safely at 1.55am today and was arrested.”

- Andrew Moorhouse, 49, of no fixed abode, was today charged with two counts of criminal damage in relation to the incident and one count of common assault relating to a separate incident.

He has been released on conditional bail to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on August 19.

27 October 2017.
The view from the top of Leeds Town Hall.
Leeds Civic Hall.

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