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Man involved with Chatham High Street roof drama taken arrested and taken to hospital

A man who climbed onto a roof causing hours of traffic disruption has been taken to hospital.

Police attended Chatham High Street at around 6pm yesterday to reports of a man on top of a building.

Part of Chatham High Street was cordoned off whilst emergency services dealt with an incident involving a man on a roof. Picture: UK News in Pictures.
Part of Chatham High Street was cordoned off whilst emergency services dealt with an incident involving a man on a roof. Picture: UK News in Pictures.

Earlier, at 3.40pm, police had pursued a vehicle which was reported stolen.

The suspect left the vehicle on foot, entered a property on the High Street between the junctions with Chatham Hill and Upbury Way.

At least 10 police vehicles, a fire engine, and an ambulance were on the scene, along with police negotiators and a dog unit.

The High Street was closed from the bingo hall to Button Family and Funeral Services.

Police with riot shields were seen in Chatham High Street. Picture: UK News and Pictures.
Police with riot shields were seen in Chatham High Street. Picture: UK News and Pictures.
A police car was still there this morning
A police car was still there this morning

The man came down from the roof at 12.40am and was taken to hospital.

He was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and shoplifting.

Police remained at the scene this morning but the road was open to traffic.

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