Rooftop drama at Tunstall Court in Hartlepool

Tunstall Court (photo by Caroline Brown)
Tunstall Court (photo by Caroline Brown)

AN emergency services operation was sparked when a man climbed onto the roof of a derelict historic building in Hartlepool.

The man, in his 20s, was spotted on top of Tunstall Court, in the West Park area, at 5.40am on Tuesday, July 1.

Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade and North East Ambulance Service crews were called to the scene.

Police officers erected a cordon around the site and asked members of the public to stay away from the area while the situation was dealt with.

A police spokeswoman said officers were concerned for the welfare of the man, who was then arrested on suspicion of burglary once he got down from the roof of the property at around 9.40am.

He has been taken into custody for questioning.

The spokeswoman said: “Emergency services were called to the Tunstall Court area of Hartlepool amid concerns for the welfare of a man who was on a roof.

“Police were called to the area at around 5.40am and police put a cordon in place.

“Members of the public were asked to stay away from the area while police managed the situation.”