A man has been arrested after a rooftop stand-off with police ended after nine hours. 

The 44-year-old had fled after officers forced their way into a property in Hardyng House in Walthamstow's Blackhorse Road at around 7am to arrest him after he failed to appear in court. 

He was assessed by paramedics after he climbed off the roof shortly after 4pm and taken into police custody. 

Emergency services, including ambulances, a police helicopter, and negotiators were called in to assist with the incident.