17 hours up a tree: Burglary suspect halts Charlton trains

Police are playing a waiting game this evening as they try to coax down a burglary suspect holed up in a tree by the railway line at Barney Close.

The man’s been up there since 2am after fleeing from police following an incident at Stone Lake Retail Park.

One passer-by at the scene said the man was 32, from north London, and had tried to rob Currys.

Police have sealed off the back of Barney Close while they wait for him to come down.

All London-bound trains have been diverted, though some Kent-bound services are inching past the scene.

Here are some photos taken at about 6pm. Paramedics were seen walking to the scene at about 6.50pm and the British Transport Police tweeted that it hoped to “have things back to normal as soon as possible”.

8pm update: The suspect has now been taken down and arrested.




4 thoughts on “17 hours up a tree: Burglary suspect halts Charlton trains

  1. Chris August 14, 2014 / 10:36

    It’s all happening! As I write at 1030 on Thursday morning the police helicopter is right over ahead, seemingly concentrating on Wellington Gardens.
    We had a cop in our back garden saying they after car thieves and to keep our doors closed.

    • Darryl August 14, 2014 / 11:41

      All gone a bit CSI: Charlton this week, hasn’t it?

  2. Chris August 15, 2014 / 13:43

    Yes, I’ve seen nothing like it since the flash riot outside the chippy in Charlton Church Lane after last season’s Charlton vs Millwall game.

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