A man scrambled onto the roof of a Sutton house to evade police capture yesterday.

Sutton police spokesman Colin Walden said the man ran off when stopped by officers on suspicion of travelling in a lost or stolen car in Caldbeck Avenue, Worcester Park.

Two other men caught in the same car were detained by police officers. The officers eventually tracked the third to nearby Stoneleigh Avenue.

Mr Walden said the man climbed through the house to reach the roof but was talked down around 2pm.

Three men were later arrested for driving related offences and were bailed to return to Sutton police station in December.