Man arrested after six-hour rooftop drama in Leeds

A POLICE negotiator was called in after a man climbed on the roof of a house in Leeds last night and refused to come down.

Picture: Malik Walton @Cameramal

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers were called to a domestic disturbance at an address in Spencer Place, Chapeltown, just after 7pm.

The spokesman added: “When officers arrived a man refused to leave the property and barricaded himself into a room. He then climbed onto the roof.

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“An operation was put in place to safely remove the man and a trained police negotiator attended to speak to the man who came down safely at 1.55am today and was arrested.”

- Andrew Moorhouse, 49, of no fixed abode, was today charged with two counts of criminal damage in relation to the incident and one count of common assault relating to a separate incident.

He has been released on conditional bail to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on August 19.