Video shows man falling through ceiling onto cops while hiding from them

Video shows man falling through ceiling onto cops while hiding from them

A bizarre video has gone viral on social media this week, which shows a man dropping from the ceiling in a shower of plaster, his leg left dangling in the air over the heads of the shocked policemen searching the house for him.

The incident allegedly occurred in Rochdale in Manchester, England. A 24-year-old man named Matty was throwing a house party when he heard a banging at the door. It was the police, who had a search warrant for the premise and were looking for a suspect. It was at this point that Matty noticed one member of the group had mysteriously vanished.

Check out the astonishing footage of the incident below: 

Matty began filming the police search when, all of a sudden, there was a loud creak from the ceiling, and the suspect (who had hidden from the police in the attic of the house) burst through the roof.

Speaking to news services in the aftermath of the suspect's apprehension, Matty stated: "We heard a cracking and the police said, 'who's in the roof?' The next thing a foot comes in and the plaster comes down and almost hits the copper on the head. There was no way out and he came down when they went to get him, there was no way out so he just gave up. We were all having a laugh about it, I don't know what the coppers thought of it."

A spokesperson representing the Greater Manchester Police later stated: "Shortly after 02.00am on Saturday, June 1, officers responded to reports of a domestic assault in Rochdale. A male was detained at a nearby house in Ennerdale Road and arrested on suspicion of assault and breaching a restraining order."