main highway is shut each methods after a person “scaled” a tower block whereas allegedly attempting to flee the police.
Officers have closed the A201 New Kent Highway in each instructions whereas they cope with the incident at Albert Barnes Home in Elephant and Citadel – the place the person stays on an higher ground balcony.
Met Law enforcement officials visited a flat within the constructing on Wednesday, whereas finishing up arrest enquiries.
However a person on the property “scaled the constructing in an try to evade police”, a power spokesperson mentioned.
Video footage captured by a passer-by reveals the person “sliding down” the lofty tower block earlier than showing to enter a seventh-floor flat by way of a balcony door, as onlookers watch from the pavement under.
At about 1.30pm, the Met confirmed: “He stays on an higher ground balcony.
“Police are on scene and are persevering with to interact with the male. Cordons stay in place which can trigger disruption to the local people.”
Photographs present no less than seven police autos stationed outdoors the constructing, together with an ambulance.