Ryan Tomney refused to go to court to face 15 charges following Grimsby rooftop standoff

A man faced a charge of arson and 14 other offenses following a rooftop confrontation with police on Lincoln Boulevard, a hearing at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard today.

Ryan Tomney, 26, of Normandy Road, Cleethorpes refused to appear in the dock in the courtroom, even though he was brought to court from police custody this afternoon. He faces a total of 15 counts, including two of robbery, which were allegedly committed on April 6 and April 27.

Other charges related to carrying a bladed article offenses, also on April 6 and April 27. Four other charges related to arson and a fight, death threats and assault causing actual bodily harm are alleged on Lincoln Boulevard between April 27 and April 30.

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A criminal damage charge, alleged on April 20, was also brought against the defendant. Ryan Tomney has been recalled to jail following his arrest at Lincoln Boulevard, Grimsby following a breach of the conditions of his license for a prior arson offence.

No plea was entered in court on his behalf by his defense attorney, Andrea Wilkes. The prosecution of the case was Jody Beaumont. The hearing took place administratively in his absence. The charges of theft and criminal damage were charged in Crown Court on May 30.

A further hearing will take place at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on May 10 when the defendant is due to appear via video link from jail and all charges will be heard.

Today, residents were still tallying the cost of property damage on Lincoln Boulevard when roof tiles were removed and damage was done to parked vehicles.

Emergency services attended a 10-hour standoff in Grimsby Street.

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