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Pictured: Young man talked down from roof in Albany Road in Sittingbourne after stand-off with Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews

By KentOnline reporter

The is the moment a young man was talked down from a Sittingbourne roof after a stand-off with police today.

He is pictured being led away from Albany Road after the four-hour dispute with officers.

Barefoot and wearing a t-shirt and shorts in the rain, he was seen being led to the ground in a turntable ladder with a firefighter this afternoon.

A firefighter talks to the young man on the Sittingbourne roof. Picture: Matthew Walker
The young man is led down from the roof on a cherry picker. Picture: Matthew Walker
Police lead the young man away after he was talked down from the rooftop. Picture: Matthew Walker

Police were called to the scene at 8.50am and tried to talk him down from a roof.

Officers closed the road between Valenciennes Road and Connaught Road during the negotiations.

Police closed Albany Road during the rooftop stand-off. Picture: Matthew Walker

The young man was talked down from the roof at about 1pm and the road reopened soon after.

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