Shocking moment when man jumps from roof of two-storey building ‘in an attempt to get away from the police’

Shocking moment when man jumps from roof of two-storey building ‘in an attempt to get away from the police’

  • The unnamed man fell from the top of a two-storey house in Walsall, Birmingham
  • Footage filmed by a passerby showed the moment when the man lost his balance
  • He tumbled on the sidewalk below and landed hard before the police approached police

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

The man, 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 when the man lost his balance on the tiled roof.

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

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

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

He slid off the sloping surface and fell heavily onto the sidewalk in front of shocked bystanders.

The man appeared relatively unharmed, sitting up and making an effort to continue running.

An officer reacted furiously and yelled at the man to stay where he was.

It slipped off the sloping surface (pictured) and fell heavily on the sidewalk

It slipped off the sloping surface (pictured) and fell heavily on the sidewalk

The camera then revolved around the show a police van parked in front of the house, with six officers on the street next to a playing field

The camera then revolved around the show a police van parked in front of the house, with six officers on the street next to a playing field

The camera then turned to show a police van parked in front of the house, with six officers on the street next to a playing field.

It is unknown if the man fled 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 trying to run a runner. Welcome to Walsall.’

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