Update: Man charged following Scarborough rooftop drama

A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying  a property on  Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter
A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying a property on Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter

Police have charged a 23-year-old man with affray after he climbed up on a roof for eight hours and refused to come down.

He was arrrested in the early hours of this morning following the incident in the the Trafalgar Square area of Scarborough and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying  a property on  Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter

A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying a property on Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter

The drama began at 4.10pm yesterday when officers called at his address and specialist police negotiators had to be called in to talk him down after he fled and climbed up scaffolding to get onto the roof.

A police spokesman said: “North Yorkshire Police would like to pass on thanks to local residents for their patience and support during the near eight-hour operation.”

He added that the man was wanted by police in connection with “a number of offences”.

He said: “He has thrown various items to the ground, including roof tiles, one of which smashed the window of a car parked below.”

During the operation, and to ensure public safety, a police cordon was placed around the scene.

Fire and ambulance crews were on hand to help support the police.

He eventually climbed down at 12.05am.