Pair arrested for injuring police in ‘rooftop siege’ after ‘booze robbery’
Two men have been arrested after a ‘rooftop siege’ with police (Image: MEN MEDIA)
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Two men have been arrested after a bizarre “rooftop siege” where a police officer was assaulted and another suffered head injuries.
Police were called to the scene in Swinderby Gardens in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, today after a suspected booze robbery in a nearby shop.
A pair of men were sat on the roof of a bungalow in the cul-de-sac and threw tiles at officers after they arrived, GrimsbyLive reports.
One of the suspects allegedly screamed 'I will burn this f***ing house down" while lobbing the tiles.
The pair have been arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and causing a public nuisance and have been taken into custody.
They have also been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, after an Inspector at the scene suffered head injuries.
Officers were later seen bagging bloody towels as evidence from the injury.
Police were called to a street in Grimsby after an alleged robbery
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The force confirmed the injuries are not thought to be life threatening and the officer has been discharged from hospital.
The rooftop siege allegedly resulted in road closures, the use of police in riot gear, and significant damage to the roof and car of the house.
Family were on the scene and tried to talk the men down, but this was unsuccessful – with one of the men throwing roof tiles at their relative.
The house belongs to an elderly couple in their mid-70s. It is understood that the elderly woman was in the house throughout the stand-off.
The pair eventually climbed down off the roof and were apprehended by police.
The two men have also been arrested on suspicion of robbery and actual bodily harm (ABH) following an earlier incident in which alcohol was reportedly stolen from a nearby shop.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and actual bodily harm
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A worker at the shop that was targeted in the suspected robbery, Carnforth Parade Premier store, claimed their co-worker and a customer were assaulted in the raid.
They said: "The pair came in to get a few bottles of alcohol and the member of staff thought they were buying it. But he went to snatch it, and she grabbed it to try and stop them. She ended up being dragged out of the shop.
"A customer got involved and tried stopping them as well, and they started beating him up as well.
"It just caught her off-guard, as they looked like they were going to pay for it. Then she saw them running down the street towards Swinderby Gardens."
An Inspector at the scene suffered head injuries
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Two people sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Officers remain in the area completing enquiries and offering reassurance to local residents.
Chief Inspector Glansfield said: “Incidents of this nature are highly disruptive to our communities.
“Our officers responded quickly to the initial reported robbery, and then to the scene of the roof top siege, on a property of which the men had no connection to.
“Such events require large amounts of resources to ensure a safe resolution and to protect everybody affected in the locality.
“Often, as in this case, the damage left behind can be extremely distressing from those living in the area.
“One of our officers also sustained injuries as he was trying to go about his business protecting our communities. We will never tolerate these acts towards our people.
“I wish to thank the local residents for their patience during the disruption and encourage them to speak to the teams still in the area if they have any concerns or information they wish to share.”