Burnley man arrested after throwing slates from house roof

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

A BURNLEY man, who flung slates off a neighbouring house’s roof, thought he would “have a bit of lead” while he was there, a court heard.

Jamie Shackleton (23), entered a house by a hole he had made in the roof, and was arrested in the attic.

Police had been called when the defendant had been spotted on the roof, but he claimed he had not been directing the slates at officers.

The defendant was said to have caused £2,000 worth of damage during the incident, on August 19th.

Shackleton, of Piccadilly Road, admitted damage to the roof of a house on the same road and theft of lead.

The bench told the defendant they were giving him a chance.

He received a six month community order, with supervision, and he must pay £250 compensation.