Man sectioned after three-hour stand off on former Sidcup police station roof

PUBLISHED: 07:57 02 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 02 August 2013

A 37-year-old man has been sectioned after a three-hour stand off on the roof of Sidcup’s old police station last night (August 1).

Police negotiators were trying to talk down the man, named locally as Paul, from the High Street building.

Firefighters were called at 7.50pm to reports of a man on the roof and sent a fire engine, rescue unit and aerial ladder similar to a cherry picker.

The police negotiator was sent up in the cherry picker at about 10pm and managed to talk the man down.

Met police officers, London Ambulance Service paramedics and three fire engines were on standby for more than three hours.

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