Childs Hill police siege: Man admits criminal damage

A 53-year-old man has been fined �335 after a seven hour police siege in Childs Hill.

Police were called to a tower block in Granville Road at 12noon on Tuesday (January 10) after reports of a gun being brandished from a 14th floor window.

After more than six hours of failed negotiation attempts, several floors of Granville Point apartment block were evacuated and officers dragged Anthony Heapy from the building.

Heapy, of Granville Point in Granville Road, was treated for cuts to his hands at the Royal Free Hospital before appearing at Hendon Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday, January 12).

The 53-year-old, who is believed to be a musician, pleaded guilty to causing more than �5,000 worth of criminal damage to homes below his flat after flooding his property.

He was released on a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay �250 in compensation and �85 in court costs.

A police spokesman said Heapy is expeted to be questioned in relation to an alleged firearms offence later in the year.