NEIGHBOURS of a man arrested after a police siege have spoken of their shock at the incident.

A 38-year-old man, believed to be called Anthony Regan, was taken into custody after ripping tiles of the roof of his house on Smith House Grove at Brighouse.

He hurled them at police after they responded to reports of a domestic incident.

Police said today that Regan had been charged with criminal damage and affray and was due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court during the course of the day.

He was arrested when he gave himself up after a 12-hour stand-off.

Neighbours said Regan lived in the house with his partner and her teenage daughter.

Scott Large lives a few doors away and saw the incident unfold overnight.

The 17-year-old said: "The first I knew of it was when I saw two police officers come up in a car.

"They knocked on his door and he wouldn’t open it for them. Another one came up with a police dog and he started to get agitated. He had a pitchfork.

"About 20 minutes later he started breaking the roof up and was throwing the slates.

"I’ve never seen anything like it before.

"Nothing like this has ever happened round here; it’s a bit of a shock really."

Police were called to the terraced property after receiving reports of a domestic incident at 9pm on Sunday.

At 8.30am yesterday the man got down from the roof and was arrested by police.

The damage left around a third of the roof damaged and exposed.

Liz Halstead, a mum-of-two, said: "I still can’t believe what happened.

"The first I knew of it was when I saw the police arrive late on Sunday.

"There was quite a lot of them around, some talking to people and reassuring them.

"Others were trying to talk to him and get him to come out.

"But then the roof tiles started coming off, it looks a right mess now and could have been dangerous.

"Eventually it all got resolved and I’m just glad that no-one got hurt," she added.