UPDATE: Man climbed on roof of Aldi supermarket in Poole

Man climbed on roof of Aldi supermarket in Poole

Man climbed on roof of Aldi supermarket in Poole

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A MAN climbed onto the roof of Aldi superkmarket in Poole yesterday morning after allegedly causing damage to three cars.

Dorset Police were called to attend the shop on Pitwines Close at around 6.50am following reports of a man smashing car windows in the nearby carpark.

When police arrived, a man climbed onto the roof of Aldi. They spoke to him and he was subsequently detained.

John Langley, 27, from Kent is due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, charged with causing criminal damage and theft from a motor vehicle.

Nearby resident Chris Forryan, who witnessed the man walk along the roof, said that he was alerted to what was happening by a neighbour who called him at 7.30am.

He added: “People were just waking up at that time and were coming out of their flats, to stand on the balconies and watch what was happening, but were told to go back indoors by the police.”

Chris said that he also noticed that some of the vehicles in the car park had been damaged and later went to see if his car was one of them.

“When I got down there, I saw that three of the cars had had their side windows smashed in and my car, which was next to one of them, was fortunately untouched.

“I saw that the police after were taking fingerprints and there was a forensics team there, obviously to try and find out who damaged the cars.”

Chris said that he does not know how the man came to be on the roof of Aldi, and estimated that it is at least 12ft to the top of the shop’s building.

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7:23pm Sat 22 Feb 14

arcade.soundsystem says...

There are flats on the roof anyway so he probably just used the stairs. very dangerous
There are flats on the roof anyway so he probably just used the stairs. very dangerous arcade.soundsystem
  • Score: -6

7:43am Sun 23 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

No class should have chose a Waitrose.
No class should have chose a Waitrose. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

11:01am Sun 23 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

He might have been looking for lead.
He might have been looking for lead. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

11:07am Sun 23 Feb 14

Benagain says...

Why smash car windows? He is probably a resident of one of the flats and the cars probably belong to his fellow students.
Why smash car windows? He is probably a resident of one of the flats and the cars probably belong to his fellow students. Benagain
  • Score: 2

4:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

sea poole says...

Lord Spring -Guess you'd have been as witty if it had been your car vandalised.
Lord Spring -Guess you'd have been as witty if it had been your car vandalised. sea poole
  • Score: 7

5:01pm Sun 23 Feb 14

matt68 says...

sea poole wrote:
Lord Spring -Guess you'd have been as witty if it had been your car vandalised.
as a lord a expect he has several cars and has enough money not to worry about it!
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Lord Spring -Guess you'd have been as witty if it had been your car vandalised.[/p][/quote]as a lord a expect he has several cars and has enough money not to worry about it! matt68
  • Score: 6

7:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

Lord Spring wrote:
No class should have chose a Waitrose.
Not fair, I split my shopping between the two and Aldi is fantastic. Staff really helpful and cheerful, food really nice, especially the fish and nuts. In fact the nuts are better than all the supermarkets, including Waitrose.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: No class should have chose a Waitrose.[/p][/quote]Not fair, I split my shopping between the two and Aldi is fantastic. Staff really helpful and cheerful, food really nice, especially the fish and nuts. In fact the nuts are better than all the supermarkets, including Waitrose. ashleycross
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Pablo23 says...

Presumably still off his head from the night before.

We've all been there
Presumably still off his head from the night before. We've all been there Pablo23
  • Score: -3

8:55pm Sun 23 Feb 14

sea poole says...

Pablo -How many cars did you vandalise?
Pablo -How many cars did you vandalise? sea poole
  • Score: 7

7:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Pablo23 says...

sea poole wrote:
Pablo -How many cars did you vandalise?
None.
It was two separate statements.

I meant we`ve all been to Aldi
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Pablo -How many cars did you vandalise?[/p][/quote]None. It was two separate statements. I meant we`ve all been to Aldi Pablo23
  • Score: 0

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