A man has been arrested after he refused to come down from a roof of a nursery in Swanley for more than five hours.

Kent Police was called to St Mary's Road shortly after 1pm on Thursday where two people were on the roof of a building - but a woman did safely come down.

The nursery in question was Dawn to Dusk day nursery. It is believed staff and children were evacuated from the building while police tried to coax down the man.

A statement from the nursery's Facebook page confirmed all children are "safe and well."

According to the nursery, police deemed the two people on the roof as "not dangerous." Staff were assured the children were not at risk.

The man was eventually coaxed down at around 6.30pm and was arrested for public nuisance and in relation to an assault earlier that day.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 1.03pm on Thursday 14 June regarding a report that two people were on the roof of a school in St Mary’s Road, Swanley.

"The man was detained by police officers at around 6.30pm and brought down safely.

"Aged 21 and of no fixed address, he was subsequently arrested for causing a public nuisance, criminal damage and in relation an assault alleged to have taken place earlier the same day.

"He remains in custody."