Easington Lane rooftop stand-off ends in arrest

The incident happened in Easington Lane. Picture submitted.
The incident happened in Easington Lane. Picture submitted.
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A man has been arrested after a rooftop stand-off with police that lasted more than six hours.

Officers have been dealing with a man on the roof of the former Manor House Care Home, in Pemberton Bank, Easington Lane, since around 2pm today.

A cordon was in place

A cordon was in place

The man is now down from the rooftop and has been arrested by police officers.

Police were called to reports of a man on the roof earlier today.
A cordon was in place on the A182 in Easington Lane and Pemberton Bank was closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said previously: "Officers have been at the scene since 2pm this afternoon following reports of a man on the roof of the former Manor House Care Home in Easington Lane."