Rooftop stand- off shuts Ayr street
a desperate man was coaxed off a roof on Friday after an astonishing stand- off.
Queens terrace in ayr was sealed off as the distressed man, aged 55, leapt about the roof of the former cragallan bed and breakfast.
He had clambered on to the slates via a dormer window, moving from the back of the roof to the front.
onlookers feared he could plunge 25 feet to the pavement.
around a dozen police officers helped contain the situation.
both ends of Queens terrace were sealed off, leaving guests from the numerous b& bs unable to come and go.
at one stage the man, dressed in a blue gilet, sat on the very edge of the front face and it was feared he would fall.
He then sat slumped on the apex of the roof.
specialist police negotiators were brought in to calm him down and he eventually agreed to come off the roof.
the operation lasted two- and- a- half hours.
chief inspector Derek Frew said there was no arrest.
He said: “We played a supportive role to the individual and the situation was brought under control.”
Danger The man agreed to come down