Man sectioned after four hour rooftop stand-off

A southport man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a tense rooftop standoff with police.

Officers were called to Derby Road, Southport shortly after 10.30pm last night to reports of a man in distress on a roof of a house.

It took negotiators and members of Merseyside Fire and Rescue over four hours in which they tried desperately to placate the Male.

Man sectioned after four hour rooftop stand off

He eventually was coaxed down after passing through a neighbouring skylight where he was then transferred into a waiting ambulance and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
It’s thought the man was a resident of the property and had been trying to escape police when the incident unfolded.