27 Feb 2013

Fleeing man runs out of roof

9:41 pm on 27 February 2013

A man attempted to out-run police in Hamilton on Wednesday morning by fleeing across rooftops in the central city.

Police had an arrest warrant over the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory at Waitetuna in July last year.

Senior Sergeant Wayne Petherick said the man jumped out a third floor window of a hotel to run across adjoining roofs, but police were able to stop him when a driveway between buildings was too big a gap to get over.

The man will appear in Hamilton District Court later in the day on drugs charges.