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Blackburn rooftop siege man is charged
10:11am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A 28-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates following a rooftop siege in New Wellington Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Andrew Russell Donnelly, of Redlam, Blackburn, was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court charged with affray, burglary at a flat in New Wellington Street and theft of a mobile phone, a notebook computer, a bank card and driving licence and causing damage to the roof of the house in New Wellington Street.
The court heard when police arrived at the flat a second man jumped from a window and broke his leg.
A third man escaped and ran off.