Humberside

Wanted Scunthorpe man arrested after two days on roof

Kyle Ferguson on roof
Image caption Kyle Ferguson climbed on the the roof on Monday

A man who spent 48 hours on a roof of a house in Scunthorpe to evade police has been arrested.

Kyle Ferguson was wanted for various offences, including possession of an offensive weapon, affray, assault and public nuisance related to a number of rooftop incidents.

He climbed on to the property in Salisbury Close at 17:00 BST on Monday.

Humberside Police said the 23-year-old was talked down from the roof safely at 17:45 BST and no-one was injured.

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During the lengthy police operation, nearby roads were closed and buses had to be diverted.

Image caption The 23-year-old was talked down on Wednesday afternoon

Social housing provider Ongo Homes said the subsequent disruption had affected repairs and other support to its tenants in the area.

Supt Dave Hall said: "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."

Image caption Police surrounded the house on Salisbury Close and remained there for three days

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