How Sunday’s drama unfolded

A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying  a property on  Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter
A Police cordon is set up Sunday night,man on roof drama .Occupying a property on Trafalgar square and North Marine Road.Picture Richard Ponter

A 23-year-old Scarborough man who hurled slates at police during a seven-hour rooftop siege on Sunday has been recalled to prison.

Thomas John Cassidy, of no fixed address, admitted a charge of affray when he appeared before Scarborough Magistrates Court today.

The court heard that the incident was committed shortly after his release from prison and he will be sentenced at York Crown Court next month.

Martin Butterworth, prosecuting, said police wanted to speak to Cassidy in connection with another incident and he had fled from officers when he saw them.

He added that Cassidy managed to climb onto the four-storey terrace in the North Marine Road area and refused to come down. “This results in the whole area having to be cordoned off. He remains on the roof for seven hours and during that time makes certain threats,” he said.

Mr Butterworth said that Cassidy had removed slates from the roof and he had deliberately aimed the missiles at officers – but missed the target. He said: “When the slates were thrown property was damaged.”

Nick Tubbs, who represented Cassidy at the hearing, made no application for bail and told magistrates that a process for prison recall had been started.

He was remanded in custody until next month’s sentencing and, as he was led away from the dock, he launched a foul-mouthed tirade which threatened the magistrates.