Youths involved in Spalding rooftop caper as a ‘prank’

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A group of youths caught on the roof of a Spalding business have been slammed for laughing it off as a “prank”.

The youths were heard on top of a flat roof above a hair salon in Vine Street at about 5.40pm on Friday.

These things start off as a prank and then develop into something else

An unnamed Vine Street resident

Police are reviewing town centre CCTV footage to try and identify the youths who were thought to have worn navy or black coats with furry collars.

A Vine Street resident, who asked not to be named, said: “The youths climbed up on the flat part of the roof and I could hear their footsteps as they walked across it.

“When I caught them, they ran off laughing as if they thought it was a game.

“But these things start off as a prank and then develop into something else.”

There had been unconfirmed reports of a similar incident last Tuesday when a fire extinguisher was possibly set off.

Both incidents came after three people ere seen on rooftops above a number of shops in Market Place, Spalding, on Thursday, October 22.

Anyone with information should call 101.