Helicopter scrambled after reports of man on roof

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THE police helicopter was scrambled after reports that a man was on the roof of a former medical centre.

Neighbourhood police officers saw a man on the roof of the disused medical facility in Caroline Street, in Hartlepool.

The helicopter was called to get a better view of what the man was up to and the 30-year-old was arrested.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said the man was released without charge after a few hours due to the account he gave of what happened.

The incident happened around 8.15pm yesterday.