VIDEO: Man protests on Stevenage Police Station roof
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A MAN has launched a protest against Hertfordshire Constabulary today (Wednesday) from the roof of Stevenage Police Station.
Gabriel Yellowe, who has been on the balcony above the reception of the building in Lytton Way since 11.30am, is holding a sign which begins “Stevenage police squander taxpayers’ money in malicious prosecution trial”.
Mr Yellowe, who lives in Stevenage, told the Comet it is the second time he has made a protest, following a similar incident around two years ago.
The 52-year-old said: “I will be here until we’ve got answers.”
A police spokesman said: “Police negotiators are currently en route to the scene to talk to the man in a bid to persuade him to come down from the roof.
“Our current concern is for his welfare and safety. We believe he is protesting about his previous dealings with the police.”
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1pm: Negotiators arrive attempting to coax the man down
1.50pm: Mr Yellowe climbs onto the main roof
2.45pm: Officers join the man on the roof
3pm: The man comes down from the roof and has a lawyer. The Comet will be talking with him shortly.