Lincolnshire

Men charged after rooftop police stand-off in Grantham

Police in Grantham
Image caption Four men were seen on CCTV climbing on to the roof at about 06:15 BST

Four men have been charged after two suspected burglars were involved in a rooftop stand-off with police in Grantham.

Two men started throwing stones and coins from a roof after police responded to reports of a burglary in Westgate at 06:15 BST on Thursday.

Officers negotiated with them for about six hours before they came down.

All four of the men have been charged with burglary and two have been charged with affray.

The two charged with affray, aged 23 and 27, appeared at Grantham Magistrates' Court earlier.

Another man, aged 22, has been bailed to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on 1 October.

The remaining man, aged 21, appeared at Grantham Magistrates' Court earlier.

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