Man remains on roof of Muswell Hill house following report of an assault

Officers are dealing with a man on a roof in Sutton Road, Muswell Hill. Picture: Ian Edelman

Officers are dealing with a man on a roof in Sutton Road, Muswell Hill. Picture: Ian Edelman - Credit: Archant

Police are dealing with a man refusing to come down from a roof in Muswell Hill.

The man has been on the roof of a house in Sutton Road since the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to a house in the road at about 11.30 last night after reports of an assault.

By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled the scene, but they were called back at about 4.40 this morning after he returned.

He was found on the rooves of neighbouring houses by officers who are now talking to the man.

Neighbours report seeing a police helicopter, fire engines and ambulances at the scene.