Two brothers involved in a 24-hour rooftop stand off in Great Harwood have been jailed for a total of more than four years.
Adam Corbett, 23, of Clayton Street, Great Harwood was handed a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to seven counts of breaching his Anti Social Behaviour Order, affray and criminal damage. Mark Corbett, 24, of Burton Street, Rishton, was jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to affray.
Both men were arrested after the stand off on June 25.
Speaking after sentencing, neighbourhood Sgt Stuart Banks said: "This is positive news for residents who, for far too long, have had to endure the persistent nuisance and anti-social behaviour that Adam Corbett has caused in the local community.
"This particular incident caused a significant drain on the time and resources of the police, fire brigade and ambulance service – resources that could have been used elsewhere.
Sgt Banks added: "Due to the risk involved in sending officers on to the roof we ended in this stand off situation.
"The police had previously been involved in rooftop stand offs with Adam Corbett where we were unsuccessful in getting him down."
Adam Corbett was 22 when he spent the whole day on the roof of the Natwest bank and Baggy’s Wine Bar – despite being handed an ASBO in April banning him from every rooftop in the borough.
While on the roof he caused damage to the roof of the wine bar.
Grandad-of-three John Houghton, 61, has run the business on Glebe Street for 23 years.
He said: "They took tiles off, caused holes in the roof and the guttering came down. They made a total mess.
"What right have they got to damage people’s property like that? You work hard and they come along and do what they want to do.
"I’m disgusted at the sentences. The police do their best and the courts let them off."