GMP thanks residents following incident of a man on a roof in Failsworth

Date published: 28 December 2021


Police have thanked residents for their patience, following an incident in which a man appeared on the roof of a property in Failsworth.

Officers were called yesterday afternoon (Monday 27 December) to reports that a man was on the roof of a property on Ashton Road West..

Police and other emergency services attended, and following a peaceful conclusion, a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace.  He remains in custody for questioning, and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Maddocks from GMP's Oldham District said: "I'd like to thank the residents of Ashton Road West for their patience as we dealt with this incident, as I'm aware of the disruption this caused for them.

"I'd also like to ask if anyone has any CCTV, mobile phone or DashCam footage of the incident at the time, to please get in touch with police as we work to understand the circumstances that led to this incident."

You can get in touch via LiveChat on the GMP website or call 0161 856 9049 quoting log number 1320 of 27/12/21. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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