Updated: Man talked down safely from York roof after six hours

All the emergency services were in attendance at the call today. Photographs: YorkMix
13 Oct 2017 @ 10.25 am
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A man who took to a York rooftop has been talked down safely by police negotiators.

Officers were called just before 8am to reports of a man on the roof of a property in The Werkdyke, off Aldwark, York.

The street was cordoned off at Peasholme Green and Aldwark.

Police, fire and ambulance crews on and near Peasholme Green
A police officer and an ambulance man on the street

Police were joined at the scene by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and ambulance crews as they work to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: “The man on the roof in The Werdyke, York, is now off the roof.

“Police negotiators talked the man safely down from the roof at around 2.30pm today. He is now in police custody.”

Fire vehicles parked on St Saviour’s Place
Firefighters watch from Peasholme Green
Paramedics were also at the scene
This was the view from Stonebow
The public were asked to keep their distance
The police cordon off Aldwark
A view down the cordoned off street