Police make arrest after New Kent Highway shut as man ‘scales Elephant and Fortress flats’

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Officers closed the A201 New Kent Highway in each instructions whereas coping with the incident at Albert Barnes Home in Elephant and Fortress – the place the person was seen on an higher ground balcony.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman stated: “On Wednesday, 17 August, police conducting arrest enquiries attended a residential tackle in Albert Barnes Home, SE1.

“A male on the tackle scaled the constructing in an try and evade police.

“He got here down round 15:20hrs and was arrested. He stays in custody presently.”

Video footage captured by a passer-by reveals the person “sliding down” the tower block earlier than showing to enter a seventh-floor flat through a balcony door, as onlookers watched from the pavement beneath.

A line of emergency service automobiles could be seen stationed outdoors Albert Barnes Home

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