Police talk down man who climbed on to roof of disused Dr Johnson pub in Clayhall

Officers talked down a 28-year-old man who had climbed on to the roof of a disused pub in Clayhall.

Police were called at just before 7.15pm yesterday to reports of a man on the roof of the former Dr Johnson pub in Longwood Gardens.

A cordon was pub in place as officers spoke to him and the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade sent personnel to the scene as a precaution.

He came down from the roof at 8.50pm unhurt.

He was been arrested for an “unrelated matter”, police said.