Man arrested on suspicion of theft after being on Contintental pub roof

Posted on - 3rd July, 2018 - 12:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News

A man has been arrested by police after being brought down from the roof of the Continental pub.


A 34-year-old man, from Preston, was arrested by police for causing criminal damage and remains in custody on suspicion of theft.

Preston Police said it appears the man was ‘trying to take lead from the roof’.

Four fire engines, a police car and an ambulance attended the scene.

Manager of the Continental, Lisa Rowlands, said: “He was on the roof with an axe.

“He has caused expensive damage and was trying to steal my roof.

“Emergency services attended and I was ok at the time because I didn’t realise that he actually had an axe.”

Read more: There’s a man on the roof of the Continental pub

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire engines from Penwortham, Bamber Bridge and Preston were called to bring a man off the roof of the Continental at 8.45am.

“Firefighters worked with police and paramedics to bring the man down using the aerial ladder platform.”

Did you see the man on the Continental roof? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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