Man arrested after vandalising police station

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following a destructive nine-hour stand-off on the roof of a police station.

Oct 10, 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following a destructive nine-hour stand-off on the roof of a police station. The 28-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning (October 10) after he allegedly attacked the building in St Helens – smashing windows, spraying graffiti on the walls and causing damage to vehicles below. Merseyside Police was initially made aware of the incident at 11.30pm on Monday. As a safety precaution, officers set up a cordon between College Street and Central Street and a force negotiator was also sent to the scene. At around 9am the suspect was talked back inside the building and was seen walking off the roof through one of the damaged upper floor windows. Video footage shows damage caused to the police station’s air vents, windows and walls. The graffiti spelled out ‘F*** da police’, ‘F.T.R’ and ‘no justice’ as well as love hearts with ‘love you Elsie’ and ‘love you NB’ written inside them. The cordon has now been lifted and the road re-opened.

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