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Man arrested after climbing onto roof and throwing tiles at police car

The man was on the roof for nearly five hours Photo:

A man has been arrested in Eastbourne after climbing onto a roof and throwing tiles at a police car.

Officers were called to the address in Midhurst Road at around 10pm last night after reports of criminal damage.

Nearby properties and vehicles were damaged

A number of nearby properties and vehicles were also damaged.

Trained negotiators were called in the early hours of this morning to coax the man down and to reassure local residents.

The 57 year old man, from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and remains in custody.

The man was coaxed down just before 3am this morning