A 24-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after refusing to come down from the roof of a former swimming baths in Crewe.

At 7.12am on Wednesday 19 April 2017 police were called to Flag Lane in Crewe following reports of concern for safety.

A 24-year-old man was on the roof of the former swimming baths in an agitated state and was throwing items off the roof.

Police negotiators attended and Alton Street, Walthall Street and Flag Lane were closed due to the debris being thrown from the building. Wistaston Road was also affected.

The man came down from the roof around 2pm and was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital.

The affected roads were cleared of debris and all the roads were reopened by around 4.45pm.