A MAN scaled a row of terraced houses and threw slates at vehicles during a late-night siege.

The suspect spent around three hours on the roofs of properties in Empress Street, Albert Place and Fore Street, all in Lower Darwen, Blackburn.

Police said approximately six cars and caravans were damaged between 11.30pm last night and 2.30am today.

Duty Inspector Simon Lynch, of Lancashire Police, said: “The man was wanted for an assault earlier that evening and was talked down by specially trained officers from our support unit.

“They cordoned off what they could and got into a conversation with him which eventually led to him coming down.”

Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

He remains in police custody and will be questioned later today.

>> Did you see the incident or take pictures at the scene? E-mail chris.adams@nqnw.co.uk