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Rooftop violence causes closure of Plymouth road

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Image caption Police arrested four men at the Latitude flats in Plymouth

Police closed a main road due to a group of men throwing objects down from a top-floor flat.

Four men were arrested for public order offences at a block of flats in Albert Road in Devonport, Plymouth.

Kate Taylor, a Plymouth City councillor who lives nearby, said police using riot shields forced their way into the fifth-floor flat to get to the men.

Ms Taylor said a group of men had been out on balconies of the Latitude flats shouting from around 07:30 GMT.

She said there was broken glass on the road which was closed for an hour from around 09:45.

Police said nobody was injured in the incident and four men were being questioned.

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Image caption Buses were diverted due to the road closure

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