Man who failed to appear in court scales three-storey block of flats in Hitchin before being arrested

A man wanted by police for failing to appear in court climbed onto the roof of a three-storey block

A man wanted by police for failing to appear in court climbed onto the roof of a three-storey block of flats in Hitchin last night, before being arrested. - Credit: Archant

A man wanted by police for failing to appear in court climbed onto the roof of a three-storey block of flats on Hitchin’s Westmill estate last night, before being arrested.

The 29-year-old man climbed onto the roof in Westmill Road around midnight after police came to an address in that street to arrest him in connection with failing to appear in court.

Negotiators came to the scene to help end the incident safely, and fire and ambulance crews also attended to provide support. Some roads were closed for safety reasons.

The man was arrested just before 5.30am for failing to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday in connection with a robbery.

He will appear before the next available court.


You may also want to watch:


The road closures were lifted at 5.30am. No-one was injured.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter