Roof siege: Man charged

Bideford Avenue rofftop siege 29/06/14
Bideford Avenue rofftop siege 29/06/14
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A man has been charged and will appear in court on Tuesday morning accused of staging a seven-hour rooftop siege

Simon McGovern, 37 of Bideford Avenue, Blackpool has been charged with two counts of criminal damage to property, three counts of assault with intent to resist arrest, affray, threats to kill and section 39 assault by beating.

He has been remanded to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court this morning.

It follows an incident on Bideford Avenue on Sunday evening when a man scaled the roof of a house.

He was arrested at 2.20am on Monday.