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Teen arrested after rooftop stand-off with police in Seaham

Durham Constabulary were called to reports of a 16-year-old boy who had climbed on to the roof of a house in Ryton Crescent, Seaham. 

On police arrival, he threw roof tiles from three properties at officers. 

The incident began at around 4.10pm on January 31 and the man was brought down from the roof at 8.30pm. 

A cordon was put in place as around 150 members of the public were present. 

There was significant damage caused to the properties.   

The man was arrested for affray and criminal damage and is currently in police custody. 

During the incident no officers were injured but minor damage was caused to a police vehicle. 

Ambulance, fire and police were all at the scene.