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A Leicester man who spent 10 hours on the roof of a house evading police has sentenced at court.
Timothy Abbott pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court last month to Section 20 wounding without intent, threats to kill and criminal damage.
He was charged with Section 18 wounding with intent but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.
He was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday 25 March) to 20 months in prison.
At around 10.25am on Wednesday 15 January, police were called to a house in Bloomfield Road, Leicester following a report that a woman had been assaulted by Abbott, who had also thrown a brick at her car which was parked in the street.
Once officers arrived at the scene, 55-year-old Abbott, who is also of Bloomfield Road, had climbed onto the roof of the house and refused to come down.
Trained negotiators spent the next 10 hours speaking to Abbott and around 9.15pm he came down from the roof and was arrested.
In interview, Abbott made threats to kill the woman he assaulted for which he was later charged.
The woman, who was known to Abbott, sustained a small knife wound to her hand which required medical treatment.
Detective Constable Adam Green, who was the investigating officer, said: “A considerable amount of police resource was spent while Abbott remained on the roof as well as the inconvenience to neighbouring residents who were evacuated from their homes for a period of time.
“It is only acceptable that Abbott is put before the courts and faces the consequences of his actions that day.”