Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Armed siege in ALMO tower block ends in arrest

A man has been arrested following an armed siege at an arms-length management run tower block.

The man, in his 50s, was arrested for firearms offences and criminal damage just after 6.30pm yesterday after officers from Barnet Police entered the flat in Granville Point, Granville Road, Cricklewood.

No shots were fired and no residents were reported hurt after police were first alerted to the incident at the Barnet Homes run block just before midday on Tuesday.

Residents of the block were evacuated and an emergency rest centre was set up at a nearby school after police cordoned off the area. They have now been allowed back in their homes.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for cuts to his chest and arms.

Readers' comments (4)

  • Gavin Rider

    Is the fact that this was an ALMO tower block relevant at all?

    How many floors were there? I simply must know!

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  • C'mon Sense

    ...and later in the news, a Housing Association tenant nicks a bag of peas from Tesco.......

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  • Rick Campbell

    The Evening Standard is reporting that the incident was on the 13th floor, which would suggest that there were 14 floors ar least Gavin as there was no reference to the flat being on the top floor.

    The same articles quotes a neighbour as saying that the chap had a mortgage and the council wanted about £22k from him to renovate his home -- so he's a leaseholder, not a tenant then?

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  • F451

    Understandably Wandsworth have not issued a press release saying that they intend to evict all leaseholders from the borough in response to this incident off of their patch - however rumours that the arrested person may be related by way of species to a tenant will keep the Council's legal team on tenterhooks awaiting the serving of a NOSP on anyone that they can get away with demonising.

    Or are the extremists in charge of our Boroughs beginning to learn that they can not get away unchallenged with following their leader!

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