Police called to man on roof

The police cordon in Morpeth.  Picture by Adam Sparrow
The police cordon in Morpeth. Picture by Adam Sparrow

A cordon was put in place in Morpeth town centre on Tuesday after reports of a man on a roof.

Police were called to Morpeth Town Hall, in Market Place, at 6.32pm following reports of concern for a man.

Officers attended and the cordon was put in place, while traffic was diverted as a precaution. A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said that a police negotiator spoke with the man who then came down from the roof by 8.25pm and the road was re-opened.