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Man arrested after 18 hours on Ilford Lane roof

PUBLISHED: 19:21 18 August 2019 | UPDATED: 19:22 18 August 2019

The incident happened in Ilford Lane between Howard Road and Kingston Road.  Picture: Google

The incident happened in Ilford Lane between Howard Road and Kingston Road. Picture: Google

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The police stand-off in Ilford Lane in which a man was on the roof of a property for 18 hours has ended with the man brought safely down.

Officers were called at about 8pm yesterday, Saturday, August 17 to reports of the man on the roof between Kingston Road and Howard Road. They, along with paramedics, spent 18 hours trying to persuade him to come down.

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At about 2.40pm today, Sunday, August 18, he was successfully removed and arrested on suspicion of arson, criminal damage, and causing a public nuisance.

Ilford Lane, which had been closed to traffic and pedestrians, has reopened.

The man is in custody.

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