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Police cordon off Holtye Crescent, Maidstone, after a man threatens to jump from a roof

01 July 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter

A man has been arrested following a rooftop protest.

Officers were called to Holtye Crescent in Maidstone at 3.48pm yesterday, after a man climbed onto a roof wearing no shoes or shirt.

A cordon was put in place while police attempted to talk him down. 

A cherry picker was used to bring the man down to safety

A cherry picker was used to bring the man down to safety

A man's been staging a protest on a rooftop in Maidstone. Picture @Emmysbub

A man's been staging a protest on a rooftop in Maidstone. Picture: @Emmysbub

Neighbours said he climbed out of a window and onto a neighbouring roof.

Jenny Shepherd, 21, said: "I live just outside the road closure. He seems harmless, it is just a waste of the time of all these police and paramedics who could be helping someone else."

A police dog unit was sent, alongside five police cars, two ambulances and an ambulance car.

Around 6.30pm the man was finally taken down by a cherry picker attached to a fire engine.
 
Police said a 28-year-old man from Maidstone was arrested on suspicion of theft following the incident. He was in police custody this morning.

 

 

 

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