June 8, 2018 12.55 pm This story is over 67 months old

Two rooftop standoffs in 24 hours in North Lincolnshire

Incidents happened in Scunthorpe and Grimsby.

Humberside Police were called out to two separate rooftop standoffs in North East Lincolnshire yesterday in what proved to be a challenging day for the force.


1:45pm Avenue Vivian remains closed as the stand-off continues

Posted by Scunthorpe Life on Thursday, 7 June 2018

Police and dog units closed off an area in Scunthorpe in a stand-off with a man, believed to be wanted, on the roof of a property

Humberside Police cordoned off Conway Square, in Scunthorpe, to ensure the safety of the public and those involved in the operation.

Humberside Police have now confirmed the man who took to the roof has come down safely and he has been arrested. He remains in custody.


Video from the street.South Parade IncidentGrimsby: Two men have taken to a roof7 Jun 2018Emergency services are on South Parade in Grimsby where two men have taken to a roof. A cordon has been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone in the area.We’d like to thank the community for their patience and would ask people to avoid the area until the incident is concluded. Pictures and video by Grimsby News And Pictures Agency copyrights.

Posted by Grimsby News and Pictures Agency. on Thursday, 7 June 2018

Meanwhile in Grimsby two men climbed a roof where they began stripping tiles and throwing them at parked vehicles

At one point the men pushed a chimney from the roof, sending bricks crashing to the floor and damaging a car below.

Police negotiators arrived to talk the men down and the road was close for the safety of residents.

Firefighters retrieved the men using a hydraulic platform and they have since been arrested.

Both remain in custody at the time of writing.