Man due in court following five-hour rooftop stand-off with police in Sunderland

A man is due in court today following a five-hour rooftop stand-off involving police at the weekend.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 8:11 am
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 4:32 pm
Police in Warwick Street, Monkwearmouth, on Saturday.

Officers were called to Warwick Street, Monkwearmouth, at shortly after 3pm on Saturday, following reports of concern for a man.

The street was sealed off from its junctions with Abbs Street, near Devonshire Tower, and Crozier Street at the other end.

Police in Warwick Street, Monkwearmouth, on Saturday.

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Access was also restricted to the back lane, with armed police on the scene.

One person was injured in the incident, say police.

Northumbria Police said that Liam Dixon, 20, of Derwent Water Road, Gateshead, has been charged with affray, criminal damage, assaulting a constable in the execution of duty and causing racial or religious intentional harassment.

He is due to appear before magistrates in South Tyneside today.