Two 16-year-olds locked up following Nottingham rooftop damage incident

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Two youths have been sentenced following public disorder incident in Dunkirk, Nottingham.

The 16-year-olds, who can’t be named because of their age, were arrested after a 10 hour roof standoff in Cloister Street which started at around 8am on Wednesday (5 April 2017).

The road had to be closed at the junction of Abbey Street and a number of homes were evacuated until the boys were taken into custody later that evening.

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One of the boys, who plead guilty to burglary, theft, affray and criminal damage amongst other offences including driving offences and was sentenced to serve a 28 month prison sentence.

The other boy will serve 17 months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods, affray and criminal damage.

The safety of the public was the absolute priority during the incident, which caused major disruption for residents and passers by, and was dealt with by specially trained officers.

JAILED: Boys locked up following Dunkirk incident

JAILED: Boys locked up following Dunkirk incidentTwo youths have been sentenced following public disorder incident in Dunkirk, Nottingham.The 16-year-old's, who can't be named because of their age, were arrested after a 10 hour roof standoff in Cloister Street which started at around 8am on Wednesday (5 April 2017).The road had to be closed at the junction of Abbey Street and a number of homes were evacuated until the boys were taken into custody later that evening.One of the boys, who plead guilty to burglary, theft, affray and criminal damage amongst other offences including driving offences and was sentenced to serve a 28 month prison sentence. The other boy will serve 17 months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods, affray and criminal damage.The safety of the public was the absolute priority during the incident, which caused major disruption for residents and passers by, and was dealt with by specially trained officers.Footage captured on body worn video cameras by officers at the scene shows the level of aggression and the lengths officers went to in order to keep people safe.Chief Inspector Andy Goodall, who oversees the area said "This was a very demanding incident for our officers and our blue light colleagues but above all, the disruption to the community can't be underestimated."The potential harm that the two boys posed was very high and the policing response on the day reflected that and was absolutely essential to make sure we kept people safe."I am pleased to say there were no serious injuries as a result of the events."Due to two individuals reckless actions we now have a community who are living with extensively damaged cars and homes, along with having experienced some very traumatic events on their doorstep."Officers have been working with the local authority to make sure the people affected are properly supported."I would like to thank the community for their understanding on the day and their continued cooperation with us. I would also like to thank my officers for standing in harms way to protect those at risk."

Posted by Nottinghamshire Police on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Footage captured on body worn video cameras by officers at the scene shows the level of aggression and the lengths officers went to in order to keep people safe.

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Chief Inspector Andy Goodall, who oversees the area said “This was a very demanding incident for our officers and our blue light colleagues but above all, the disruption to the community can’t be underestimated.

“The potential harm that the two boys posed was very high and the policing response on the day reflected that and was absolutely essential to make sure we kept people safe.

“I am pleased to say there were no serious injuries as a result of the events.

“Due to two individuals reckless actions we now have a community who are living with extensively damaged cars and homes, along with having experienced some very traumatic events on their doorstep.

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“Officers have been working with the local authority to make sure the people affected are properly supported.

“I would like to thank the community for their understanding on the day and their continued cooperation with us. I would also like to thank my officers for standing in harms way to protect those at risk.”

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