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


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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