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Shocking moment man leaps from roof of two-storey building ‘in bid to get away from police’ 

Shocking moment man leaps from roof of two-storey building ‘in bid to get away from police’

  • The unnamed man fell from the top of a two-storey house in Walsall, Birmingham
  • Footage filmed by a passerby showed the moment the man lost his footing
  • He tumbled onto the pavement below, landing hard before police approached 

This is the shocking moment a suspect fell from the roof while allegedly trying to escape police officers.

The man, who is currently unnamed, was standing on top of a house surrounded by police in Walsall, near Birmingham, when he slipped.

Footage filmed by a passerby shows the moment the man lost his footing on the tiled roof. 

The man (pictured), who is currently unnamed, was standing on top of a house surrounded by police in Walsall, near Birmingham, when he slipped

Footage filmed by a passerby shows the moment the man lost his footing on the tiled roof

Footage filmed by a passerby shows the moment the man lost his footing on the tiled roof

He slid down the sloped surface and fell heavily on the pavement in front of shocked bystanders. 

The man appeared to be relatively unharmed, as he sat up and seemed to make an attempt to continue running.

One officer reacted with anger and shouted at the man to stay where he was.

He slid down the sloped surface (pictured) and fell heavily on the pavement

He slid down the sloped surface (pictured) and fell heavily on the pavement

The camera then panned round the show a police van parked outside the house, with six officers standing in the street next to a playing field

The camera then panned round the show a police van parked outside the house, with six officers standing in the street next to a playing field

The camera then panned round to show a police van parked outside the house, with six officers standing in the street next to a playing field. 

It is not known if the man was running from officers, but MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment.

One man, who posted the clip to Facebook, wrote: ‘Man fell off the roof tryna do a runner. Welcome to Walsall.’ 

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