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Man who spent six hours on the roof of a house in Kingsley Holt in a stand-off with police has been charged and has appeared in court

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: July 15, 2014

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Lee William Jones, aged 37, has been charged with affray, possession of an offensive weapon, and four counts of criminal damage after the incident in Shawe Park Road, Kingsley Holt, at 6.40am on Sunday, July 13.

He appeared at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court in Newcastle-Under-Lyme yesterday, Tuesday, July 15, and has been released on conditional bail until a further court date can be set.

Police were called out to the address after receiving reports of a man in possession of a ‘large bladed item’.

The man subsequently climbed onto the roof of the property and refused to come down.

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Specialist police negotiators were brought in to talk to the man, with the fire and ambulance services also in attendance.

The house was cordoned off and the road closed to traffic and pedestrians into the afternoon, with motorists being advised to avoid the area.

At around 2pm the man came down and was arrested with the roads reopened shortly afterwards.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Patrols responded to reports that a male was found in possession of a large bladed item.

“He was followed onto the roof of the property; as a result we requested support from fire and rescue and ambulance services.

“The male was arrested and the road closures were lifted.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience while the roads were closed.”

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