A 31-year-old man from Liversedge who jumped off a roof after threatening his ex-lover with a sword was trying to kill himself, his sister told the Examiner today (Mon).

The man, who the Examiner has decided not to name, is recovering in hospital after falling 20ft from the roof of a mill on Healey Lane, Batley.

Armed police were called to Malham Drive, Batley, on Saturday evening after a woman in her 20s reported her former partner was outside her house with a weapon.

He fled to the roof of the mill where he began shouting a woman’s name before falling to the ground.

His 33-year-old sister said he has undergone a four hour operation on his right leg and had fractured his kneecap.

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She said: “I have been to see him for several hours today at Leeds General Infirmary. He was placed in an induced coma.

“He has talked to the nurse who is looking after him and then getting drowsy and going back to sleep.

“I am angry with West Yorkshire Police and the NHS because he has not been properly assessed.

“I wanted him to be sectioned after his latest episode of mental health problems.

“He has been diagnosed as a vulnerable adult with a personality disorder.

“His girlfriend was texting me all the time on Saturday, telling me what was going on.”