Men climb balcony after leaving restaurant without paying

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Police were called at 7.45pm to the China Palace Restaurant in Chapel Road, Worthing, last night (Thursday) after staff reported that two men were behaving in a drunken manner and had refused to settle their bill for food and drink.

Both men climbed from a first-floor balcony onto an adjacent building.

One then returned to the restaurant but the other remained on a rooftop for almost an hour and a half before he, too, returned.

Firefighters stood by in case of need during the incident.

A 43-year-old man from Shoreham and a 40-year-old man of no fixed address have been arrested on suspicion of making off without payment and both have been detained for questioning.