'How High Up Is He?': UK Police Find 'Gang Suspect' Hiding in Tree

Police in Birmingham had to help a man they said was a gang suspect after he climbed a tree while fleeing officers only to find he was “too scared” to come back down.

West Midlands Police said officers were searching properties on March 8 “during a three-day blitz on gangs”. The 33-year-old man fled up a tree, they said, but had to be helped down by police using a ladder.

“We carrying all sorts of kit in our police cars, including collapsible ladders,” police said. “You never know when they’ll come in handy.”

The man was arrested on drug and firearm charges. Credit: West Midlands Police via Storyful