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Man on roof of Hull house brought down on second day by police

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Media captionA man has been on the roof of a house for more than 24 hours in a stand off with police to evade arrest.

A man who spent more than 30 hours on the roof of a house has been brought down safely by police.

The 21-year-old went on to the rooftop on Cholmley Street, Hull, at about 03:55 GMT on Monday after police were called to a disturbance on Sunday.

He was later arrested on suspicion of assault and was questioned in custody.

Three men - two 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old - were held for the same offence and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police said officers would be carrying out "additional patrols in the area to reassure the public".

According to media reports, the man had asked for "a helicopter and a packet of digestives" during the stand-off.

Police were called at about 18:15 GMT on Sunday to the disturbance, which involved a number of men in the street and resulted in a 33-year-old man sustaining serious head injuries.

The victim was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he remains in a serious condition.

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