Police drone catches teens climbing university roof

Two teens were talked down by police negotiators and arrested after climbing on the roof of a building at the University of Lincoln.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary at 10.26pm on Monday, June 22. A police drone was used in a search before officers arrested two 17-year-old males for going on private property.

Lincoln drone operator PC Pearson scanned the building and spotted two heat signatures crouching down on the roof.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue assisted police by using their aerial ladder, which negotiators climbed up to question the teens who handed themselves over to police. The pair have since been released.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We received a report of two youths on the roof of the university. We attended and arrested two 17-year-old men. They have been released without any further action.”

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