Man on assault charges after flats disturbance

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A MAN is due to appear in court charged with four counts of assault after he was arrested following a disturbance at a block of flats.

Police were called to Waterloo Walk in Usworth, Washington, at 3.15pm on Saturday following reports of a man threatening to harm himself.

Negotiators were called to the house and police say a man was then brought to safety.

The Echo understands he had been threatening to jump from the building.

A 23-year-old man was later arrested and charged with four counts of common assault.

He is due to appear before Sunderland Magistrates’ Court today.