UPDATE: 24-year-old man on roof of house in The Drive, Ilford after arrest attempt

PUBLISHED: 16:59 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:48 07 May 2013

Man on the roof The Drive. Ilford

Man on the roof The Drive. Ilford


A 24-year-old man is refusing to get down from the roof of a house in Ilford.

The cordon was put in place this afternoon before being widenedThe cordon was put in place this afternoon before being widened

The house is in The Drive on the corner of Endsleigh Gardens.

Two police cars, an ambulance and responder vehicle, as well as two fire engines are all on the scene.

Acting Insp Paul Jameson said: “We came here to arrest someone for domestic assault this afternoon. As we entered the front door, the 24-year-old male went through a rear window on to a pitched roof where he’s sitting as we speak.”

The emergency services were called at about 3pm and a cordon encompassing half of Endsleigh Gardens was put in place. This was then widened to include The Drive from De Vere Gardens to Kensington Gardens.

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