Police talk down man from roof in South Tyneside

The road cordoned off in Stanhope Road.
The road cordoned off in Stanhope Road.

A South Tyneside street was brought to a standstill due to a man on the roof of a building.

Emergency services were called to Stanhope Road in South Shields at 11.47am.

Stanhope Road in South Shields where a man was on the roof.

Stanhope Road in South Shields where a man was on the roof.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police, said: "We had concerns for the safety of a man on top of a derelict building."

The road was cordoned off for more than an hour and traffic redirected while police dealt with the incident and the man was brought down safely.

The spokesman said the man did not pose a danger to anyone in the area.