DIY man rescued from roof

FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue a man from a roof after he got stuck.

The stricken resident had been doing some DIY on the roof of his house, in Westcliffe Close, Easington Village, when he became stranded.

A crew from Peterlee Fire Station spent an hour helping the man, believed to have been in his 40s, down with a rescue ladder.

The incident took place around 10.30am yesterday.