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Rooftop drama in Barrow Road, Croydon, ends after nearly nine hours as man is arrested

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THE stand-off between police and a man on the roof of a house in Waddon has ended after getting on for nine hours.

Police had been trying to talk Joe Barnett down from the rooftop in Barrow Road since around 10.30am, when officers were called to reports of a burglary at the property.

After several hours, which Mr Barnett spent mostly throwing roof tiles at police and making various threats, he climbed through a hole in the roof at around 7pm, as firefighters climbed up to get him.

Mr Barnett was arrested inside the house - believed to be where his girlfriend lives - and put in a police van, before being driven from the scene.

A bizarre day in Barrow Road ended in suitably farcical fashion, when Mr Barnett's father arrived at the scene at around 6.30pm yelling repeatedly: 'Joe, it's your dad.'

At around this time, three vans full of police officers arrived at the scene while firefighters began to climb up the property - at which point Mr Barnett disappeared down a hole in the roof.

During his rooftop stay, Mr Barnett, a former Hailing Manor pupil, hurled dozens of tiles, damaging a police car, and appeared agitated - frequently shouting threats and obscenities. But friends told the Advertiser he was just "looking for attention".

At one, calmer point during the day he was being placated by cigarettes being supplied to him on the roof via a makeshift hoist, while he was also seen enjoying a can of coke.

According to his Facebook page, Mr Barnett has recently spent time in prison. His grandmother told the Advertiser that he had become upset because of the lack of support he had received during his time in jail.

Rooftop drama in Barrow Road, Croydon, ends after nearly nine hours as man is arrested


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