BOY AR­RESTED AF­TER CITY CENTRE ROOF DRAMA

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR TELEGRAPH - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peterboroughtoday.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A main city centre road was brought to a stand­still af­ter a wanted teenager climbed onto the roof of a shop.

A large po­lice cor­don was put in place on Broadway on Tues­day lunchtime, when the 16-year-old youth made his way onto the roof.

Po­lice said the youth was wanted on a court war­rant when he climbed onto the build­ing.

A spokesman for Cam­bridgeshire po­lice said of­fi­cers had ‘at­tempted to make an ar­rest’ be­fore he climbed the build­ing.

Traf­fic was stopped from en­ter­ing Broadway from the junc­tion at North­min­ster to the Burgh­ley Road junc­tion be­tween 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Pedes­tri­ans were stopped from walk­ing along the road be­tween Cen­tral Li­brary and the Broadway Theatre while the po­lice oper­a­tion was un­der­way, and bus ser­vices were di­verted.

A large crowd gath­ered at the cor­don edge by the li­brary, with some heard to shout at the boy to come down.

Po­lice ne­go­tia­tors were called in, in an at­tempt to bring the youth down safely, and a num­ber of po­lice and am­bu­lances were seen within the po­lice cor­don.

Of­fi­cers were also seen in Stan­ley Recre­ation Ground, which backs onto Broadway.

The youth was even­tu­ally brought down from the roof safely and taken to Thorpe Wood Po­lice Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing.

Po­lice have not re­vealed what the boy was on a court war­rant for.

A spokesman for Cam­bridgeshire po­lice said: “A 16-year-old boy was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of breach of a court or­der and caus­ing a pub­lic nui­sance.

“He has been de­tained for court on war­rant for the breach and re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the other of­fence.”

Po­lice close the road, and the boy on top of the roof

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