Rooftop stand-off drama at flats in Connah's Quay

Published date: 16 December 2013 |
Published by: Liam Randall 
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LARGE parts of a housing estate were cordoned off after a rooftop stand-off.

Police descended on a block of flats on Englefield Avenue, Connah’s Quay, after three men, one wearing a Father Christmas hat, climbed up on to the roof early yesterday.

About 10 police vehicles surrounded the scene with a number of cordons set up on nearby streets.

Crowds of onlookers gathered near the flats as police negotiators tried to talk the men down.

One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said the men had climbed on to the roof at 7.30am.

“No-one really knows what they’re doing, but it’s not fair on the people who live here,” she said.

“They’re just after a bit of attention. It’s pathetic really.”

The men came down from the roof at about 2pm, at which point they were arrested and placed in waiting police cars.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: “Further to the incident in Connah’s Quay this morning, whereby three males were on the roof of a block of residential council flats, police can confirm that all individuals involved have now come down from the flats and have been arrested for related offences.

“North Wales Police would like to thank the local residents for their patience whilst officers were bringing this incident to a successful conclusion.

“Police can confirm that no-one was injured as a result of this incident.”

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