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Slates thrown at riot police during rooftop stand-off

Officers were called to the disturbance in South Queensferry on Tuesday night.

Disturbance: A man was on the roof.
Disturbance: A man was on the roof. @GavinCraigie

A man has been arrested after slates were thrown at police officers from a rooftop in South Queensferry.

Emergency services, including riot police and the fire service, were called to a disturbance on Hillwood Place at around 10pm on Tuesday night.

Videos and pictures published on social media appeared to show objects being thrown towards a police van from a roof near Queen's Spice restaurant on High Street.

Police arrested and charged a 29-year-old man in connection with the incident and confirmed that he will appear at court at a later date.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A man has been arrested and charged following reports of an individual causing a disturbance and throwing items from a roof in Hillwood Place, South Queensferry.

Photographer Gavin Craigie captured the action.

Posting on his Twitter account he said: "It's all happening in South Queensferry tonight.

"Riot police, fire engines and someone lobbing stuff from the roof."

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