Harrogate: Negotiators called to stand-off at derelict building

Three teenage boys have been arrested after items were thrown from a derelict building in Harrogate during a four-hour stand-off.

Officers were called to Parliament Street after reports of vandalism in the early hours of Wednesday, with objects thrown from top floor windows.

Fire extinguishers, poles and a box of glass bottles were among the items left smashed across the street below.

The boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, were held on suspicion of burglary and affray.

They remain in police custody for questioning, North Yorkshire Police said.

Emergency services were first called to the scene at about 02:00 GMT, with the road closed off to traffic and police negotiators also attending.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service reported that crews had responded to reports of "a large number of youths inside an unsafe derelict building" above a row of shops and restaurants.

The incident concluded at about 06:30 GMT, police said, with glass and debris cleared from the road by highways teams.

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