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Man falls from roof after Met Police stand-off

  • 30 December 2012
  • From the section London

A man is in hospital after falling from the roof of a house in north London after a stand-off with police.

The 18-year-old man climbed on to the roof after officers arrived at a house in Poets Road, Islington and arrested three other men, the Met Police said.

The officers were responding to reports of an assault during an apparent robbery in nearby Ferntower Road.

Police said the 18-year-old was later arrested and all four men were being held on suspicion of robbery.

London Ambulance Service said a man in his 60s was taken to hospital with head and hand injuries as a result of the initial call.

The force helicopter was involved in the operation as was the London Fire Brigade who arrived with a hydraulic platform as negotiators spent about an hour trying to talk the 18-year-old down.

After falling from the roof he was taken to hospital and his injuries are described as non life-threatening.

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