Enfield brothers jailed for public nuisance and criminal damage in Camden

Two brothers have been jailed following an incident in Camden.

Billy Watson, 20 (26.12.1998), of Tile Kiln Lane, Enfield was sentenced to 15 months in prison for public nuisance, affray and two counts of criminal damage.

Charlie Watson, 18 (31.12.2000) of Tile Kiln Lane, Enfield, was also sentenced to 15 months in prison, for public nuisance, affray and two counts of criminal damage.

Both had pleaded guilty to the offences at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday, 2 May, and were sentenced today (30.05.2019) at the same court.

The court heard how on Tuesday, 26 March, at around 17:00hrs, patrolling officers noticed two men acting suspiciously near a motorbike in a car park off Kingsgate Road, NW6.

The officers stopped their car to speak to the men, but both ran off climbing over garden fences in an attempt to escape.

The men then climbed, via scaffolding, onto the roofs of a nearby terrace houses.

Additionally members of the public reported to officers that the men were believed to be in possession of a firearm.

The men refused to come down from the roof and threw tiles and objects from the roof towards the officers on the ground, causing damage to surrounding properties.

Because of the reports of a firearm, some local residents had be to evacuated to ensure their safety and a large cordon was put in place.

Both men remained on the roof until 00:40hrs on Wednesday, 27 March, when they climbed down and were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, public nuisance and affray.

The men, who were identified at Billy and Charlie Watson, were charged later that same day with public nuisance, affray and two counts of criminal damage.

They were remanded in custody by Highbury Corner Magistrates to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Subsequent enquires found the bike was not reported stolen and no firearm was located following a search of the area.

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