Chief Inspector Iain Dixon said, “Our duty throughout this operation was to safeguard the public and to secure an arrest. It was always our intention to bring the matter to a safe conclusion – in this case the 19 year-old man was talked down from the roof safely without injury.
“These incidents are not without consequences – the wider impact such as cost to emergency services can factor in considerations by the courts. Any associated offences are also investigated and charges can and will be brought where appropriate.
“We are very grateful for the positive response from the public who have suffered the inconvenience that closing Beverley Road has caused.
“There are many considerations in cases of this nature but our first priority will always be to maximise public safety and always try to keep disruption to a minimum.”