Three teenagers to appear in court after rooftop stand-off

02 May 2017 12:00 PM

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Three teenagers will appear in court today charged with a string of offences following a rooftop stand-off over the weekend.

At around 8am on Sunday we first received a call that some teenage boys had climbed onto the roof of a property in Westerhope, Newcastle.

The teens then threw objects at members of the public and police officers who had gathered below.

A number of officers were deployed to the incident and the stand-off lasted for more than nine hours before the teenagers came down from the roof just after 5pm.

It caused a significant amount of disruption and damage to the local community as well as redirecting a large number of our resources.

Two of the males - both aged 16 - were arrested following the incident. A 17-year-old male was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries sustained in a fall but was later arrested.

Now all three have been charged with a string of offences including affray, criminal damage, theft from motor vehicle, resisting arrest and an assault of a police officer.

The males - who cannot be named for legal reasons - will appear before Bedlington Magistrates Court this morning.