A man was involved in a five-and-a-half hour stand off with police after climbing onto the roof of a house.
Officers spotted the man suspected of being wanted on recall to prison inside a house on Norfolk Close in Clayton-le-Moors after attending on an unrelated incident.
When they tried to arrest him he fled onto the roof.
Negotiators were called to the scene just after 6pm on Wednesday, February 26 to try to talk him down.
DS Jennifer Lennon, of Lancashire Police, said the man threw tiles at officers before eventually coming down from the roof at around 11.30pm.
She said: “They had gone to the address and were made aware of the man wanted for a recall and other outstanding offences.
“He threw some roof tiles at officers and was quite obstructive but was later detained.”
- A 26-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of affray and criminal damage and robbery. He is currently being held in custody.