Man still in custody after five-hour rooftop stand-off with police in Hetton street

A 23-year-old man remains in the custody of Northumbria Police following a five-hour stand-off on a roof in Hetton.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 09:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 10:57 am
Police at the scene of a rooftop stand-off in Hetton.

During the incident, the man was throwing items from the roof at police officers and neighbours told the Echo he made demands for pizza and cigarettes from the rooftop.

Residents on the street were told to leave their homes and were unable to return until the man came down from the roof at around 10.30pm. Cars also had to be moved to make way for emergency vehicles.

A Northumbria Police spokesman confirmed to the Echo on Wednesday, August 28 that the man remains in custody.

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Speaking on Tuesday, the force said the man was arrested for “a number of outstanding offences”.