April 29, 2019 3.06 pm This story is over 31 months old

Boy, 15, arrested after rooftop standoff

He was wanted on a number of offences

A 15-year-old boy wanted by police was arrested after he climbed up a drainpipe to get onto a roof in Scunthorpe.

The incident happened on Bridges Street on the afternoon of Monday, April 29.

Humberside Police quickly caught the boy and he remains in custody at the time of writing.

The suspect was wanted in connection with criminal damage, bail and public order offences.

Inspector Paul French said: “Avoiding arrest in this way is not going to work.

“We will continue to bring people into custody who have a detrimental effect on our communities and will not be deterred in our efforts.”

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