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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

11 August 2014
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 teenager on the Sittingbourne roof. Picture Matthew Walker

A firefighter talks to the young man on the Sittingbourne roof. Picture: Matthew Walker

The youngster is led down from the roof on a cherry picker. Picture Matthew Walker

The young man is led down from the roof on a cherry picker. Picture: Matthew Walker

Police lead the teenager away after he was talked down from the rooftop. 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

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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