VIDEO: The moment Southsea street drama ended

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This was the moment a six-hour stand-off in a Southsea street ended.

Police arrested the 19-year-old man on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and affray at a house in Esslemont Road.

Police in Esslemont Road
Police in Esslemont Road

A man had earlier been on the roof of the house, throwing roofing tiles at police.

The road was cordoned off and police negotiators and the man’s lawyer were called in and he was eventually persuaded to come down.

Esslemont Road had been shut at the junctions of Jessie Road and Delamere Road, as police dealt with the incident.

Police also closed Jessie Road at the junction with Francis Avenue as they drafted in an armed response team, officers with Taser stun guns and a dog unit.

 

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