Man on roof at Spen school

A 33-year-old man was talked down from the roof of a school in the early hours of this morning.

Police said they were called to Heckmondwike Grammar School after the man, who had climbed up the building’s fire escape, was on the roof of the building for more than an hour.

The man claimed to have climbed to the roof because people were chasing him.

A force negotiator was called in at 5am to talk him down, and he was arrested at 5.40am.