A group of teenage boys have been climbing on the roof of North Kesteven District Council’s (NKDC’s) offices in Sleaford in what police have described as a ‘moment of madness’.
Officers attended the address in Kesteven Street on Tuesday night following a report of youths on the roof of the district council’s building, a spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said.
On arrival, two youngsters were found in the car park, but others could be heard in the area and officers caught a glimpse of someone on the roof, he added.
The spokesman said: “We questioned the two lads who claimed to know nothing of what was going on. We were then joined by another four lads who claimed they were in the area but had not been on the roof of the building.
“None of their stories matched each other and after further questioning these lads decided to come clean and admitted they had been playing a game and had been on the building’s roof.”
He added: We were then joined by another five lads who had decided they could not allow just their friends to take the blame and confessed their part in the game to us.
“Now while, we really appreciated that these lads eventually told the truth, what they were doing was dangerous and put their lives at risk. These were not kids of 10 or 12 but lads of 15, 16 and 17 who should have known better.”
The spokesman said such actions would ‘not be tolerated’ and added that all the people involved have been reported to the NKDC antisocial behaviour team.
He said: “However, I would like to think I would be right in saying none of these lads involved are bad lads, they were just young men caught up in a moment of madness. A moment could have cost them dear and should they continue to make bad judgment calls and get into more trouble could potentially cost them a career or the job of their dreams.”