June 7, 2018 2.20 pm This story is over 69 months old

Police in Scunthorpe roof stand-off

Police are trying to get the man down safely

Update: Humberside Police confirmed the man who took to the roof has come down safely and he has been arrested and remains in custody.

Police and dog units have closed off an area in Scunthorpe in an apparent stand-off with a man, believed to be wanted, on the roof of a property

Humberside Police confirmed that emergency services are in Conway Square, in Scunthorpe, and the area has been cordoned off to ensure the safety of the public and those involved in the operation.

Specially trained officers have been deployed and police said they are working closely with the man in order to bring him down safely.

Police are advising people to avoid the area until the incident has concluded.

Footage from Scunthorpe Life

A part of Avenue Vivian has been cordoned off by police and people gather to watch as a wanted man has taken to the roof.

Posted by Scunthorpe Life on Thursday, 7 June 2018

1:45pm Avenue Vivian remains closed as the stand-off continues

Posted by Scunthorpe Life on Thursday, 7 June 2018

Facebook page Scunthorpe Life told Lincolnshire Reporter: “The areas around Avenue Vivian and Highcliff Avenue are still cordoned off.

“There’s a large police presence including dog units and armed police. The situation is ongoing.”

Police officers at the scene.

Police are trying to get the man down from the roof safely.

Emergency services at the scene.

Emergency services are at the scene. Photo: Scunthorpe Life