UPDATE: Man comes down from Sunderland roof after spending five hours there

Police trying to talk the man down from the roof.
Police trying to talk the man down from the roof.

A man has come down from the roof of a house after spending more than five hours there.

The topless man has been seen climbing on top of a house in Hendon Valley Road, Hendon.

Residents say he went up there shortly after 2pm on Saturday.

As darkness fell and it began to rain, the man agreed to come down shortly before 8pm.

He was then checked over by paramedics who were at the scene.

It is not yet known if he has been arrested.

Hendon Valley Road (Google Maps)

Hendon Valley Road (Google Maps)

Rose Ali, 35, who also lives in the street, said: "This has gone on all afternoon.

“He went up a bit after 2pm and then the police came here and started talking to him.”

One woman who was visiting a friend in the street but did not want to be named said: “He was refusing point blank to come down.

“I heard he was asking the police for a helicopter or a drone but said he wasn’t coming down for anyone.

Police on the scene in Hendon

Police on the scene in Hendon

“It’s a total waste of police time.”

Several streets were cordoned off as police dealt with the situation but they have now been removed.

Police on the scene in Hendon

Police on the scene in Hendon

Police in Hendon Valley Road

Police in Hendon Valley Road