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999: Colne roof-prank boys ‘could have died’

Lancashire Telegraph: The 14-year-old boys on the roof The 14-year-old boys on the roof

TEENAGERS who climbed up on to a factory roof putting their lives in danger have been slammed by police.

A passer-by called police after seeing three 14-year-old boys on top of the old Kippax Biscuit factory, in Dockray Street, Colne.

Two police officers, two PCSO’s, six firefighters and a Nelson fire engine were called to the building at around 7.15pm on Wednesday, along with the alarm company key holder.

When officers arrived, the boys refused to communicate with police and tried to hide themselves from view.

PC Nigel Keates, from Colne and West Craven police, said: “This a complete waste of police time and a waste of the fire service’s time.

“But more than that, it is completely dangerous.

“The roof is very fragile in places and parts of the building are up to 60 to 70 feet high – definitely high enough to kill someone.

“We have had enough tragedy in this area in the past few months with teenagers dying tragically and we just don’t need any more.”

PC Keates explained that when police received the call, they were unaware that the culprits were teenagers.

He said: “We were shouting up but they weren’t resp-onding and, at this point, we didn’t know if it was someone trying to break in or someone who needed help.

“We alerted the fire brigade who then turned up and climbed up to the building to find that it was three boys messing around. It is a waste of resources.”

The boys were brought down to the ground by fire crews.

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12:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

onsidecobra says...

And the school holidays haven't even started yet!
And the school holidays haven't even started yet! onsidecobra
  • Score: 16

12:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Bill the parents for the use of the services!
Bill the parents for the use of the services! HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 21

1:44pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The old faithfull says...

Ah well, boys will be boys .
Ah well, boys will be boys . The old faithfull
  • Score: -11

2:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

site supervisor says...

And dont let anyone say the fire service would have been playing pool.

I agree with HelmshoreMan bill the parents for all the services used.
And dont let anyone say the fire service would have been playing pool. I agree with HelmshoreMan bill the parents for all the services used. site supervisor
  • Score: 12

7:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

rggraham1947 says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
Bill the parents for the use of the services!
Bill the person who reported it; we did this kind of thing when we were kids but nobody even noticed. Now everyone's a busybody working for "elf an' safety".
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: Bill the parents for the use of the services![/p][/quote]Bill the person who reported it; we did this kind of thing when we were kids but nobody even noticed. Now everyone's a busybody working for "elf an' safety". rggraham1947
  • Score: -5

11:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

rggraham1947 wrote:
HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
Bill the parents for the use of the services!
Bill the person who reported it; we did this kind of thing when we were kids but nobody even noticed. Now everyone's a busybody working for "elf an' safety".
I've tried to think of a response to this for around a hour now but sadly can't think of one that wouldn't directly attack your intelligence and blatant moronic stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]rggraham1947[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: Bill the parents for the use of the services![/p][/quote]Bill the person who reported it; we did this kind of thing when we were kids but nobody even noticed. Now everyone's a busybody working for "elf an' safety".[/p][/quote]I've tried to think of a response to this for around a hour now but sadly can't think of one that wouldn't directly attack your intelligence and blatant moronic stupidity. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 13

12:46pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

It's just natural selection in action, just leave them on the roof and let nature do it's thing.
It's just natural selection in action, just leave them on the roof and let nature do it's thing. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 1

3:25am Fri 11 Jul 14

onion turbot the secong says...

abortion in colne- crime prevention.
abortion in colne- crime prevention. onion turbot the secong
  • Score: 0
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