June 23, 2020 1.01 pm This story is over 15 months old

Police drone catches teens climbing university roof

The pair were arrested

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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