A man threw bricks from the roof a building under construction in Costa del Silencio at the weekend damaging up to 20 cars.

At around 6am on Sunday morning police were called to find the man hurling the blocks at vehicles parked below or driving past.

The police eventually persuaded him to come down from the roof and he was subsequently arrested for causing damage to the cars.

Reports from local media say he may have a mental condition but unconfirmed police sources say he was probably under the influence of drugs at the time.