Scunthorpe

Man who spent three days on rooftop of Lincolnshire home is finally arrested

A man who spent three days on the rooftop of a Scunthorpe home has been arrested by police.

Kyle Ferguson, 23, first took to the roof of the house on the Westcliff estate at around 5pm on Monday, August 14.

Over 48 hours later he was arrested at 5.45pm on Wednesday, August 16.

Ferguson was talked down from the roof safely and no-one was injured, Humberside Police have said.

The area remains a crime scene while investigations continue.

He has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon, affray, assault and public nuisance offences associated with rooftop incidents.

Superintendent Dave Hall said: “These incidents are not without consequences – the wider impact such as cost to emergency services can factor in considerations by the courts.

“Any associated offences are also investigated and charges can and will be brought where appropriate.

“I understand the frustration of the residents and wider public when an incident is as visible as this, with all the appropriate resources in place – not just from ourselves but other emergency services too.

“We are able to assure people that we dealt with the matter in hand in the best way possible.

“We are very grateful for the positive response from the residents who have suffered the inconvenience of having such a heavy police presence in their community.

“I want to thank them for supporting our officers.

“There are many considerations in cases of this nature but our first priority will always be to maximise public safety and always try to keep disruption to a minimum.”