BOY ARRESTED AFTER CITY CENTRE ROOF DRAMA
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