Two men charged following roof top standoff in Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire

10 Jan 2021

Two men have been charged with multiple offences following a robbery and roof top standoff on Swinderby Gardens in Grimsby yesterday (Saturday 9 January).

Declan McLaughlan (23) of Carnforth Crescent, Grimsby was charged with robbery, assault, two counts of assault of an emergency worker (two police officers), affray and two counts of criminal damage.

Callum Burns (21) of no fixed abode (NFA), was charged with robbery, assault, two counts of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Two people suffered minor injuries following a robbery at a nearby shop.  A police officer that was injured at the scene was taken to hospital when he sustained a head injury.  Thankfully his injuries were not serious and he has been discharged from hospital following treatment.

The two men are due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Monday 11 January.