Wigan man's rooftop stand-off nuisance charge

A man has been accused of staging a roof-top protest which wasted thousands of pounds of 999 services’ resources.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:36 am

A man has been accused of staging a roof-top protest which wasted thousands of pounds of 999 services’ resources.

It is alleged that 29-year-old Grant Wisbey, of Blenheim Road, Marsh Green, clambered onto the top of the Coops building on Dorning Street, Wigan, in the early hours of last Sunday and began throwing items into the street 50ft below.

Fearing for his and other people’s safety, police, ambulance and fire service personnel were all in attendance for three hours, borough magistrates were told.

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Police probe

Wisbey denies causing a public nuisance and also making contact with a named female on the same day in contravention of a sexual harm prevention order. He was remanded in custody until a further hearing on March 15.

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