POLICE have charged a man and woman following a rooftop siege in Ipswich on Friday.

Police attended Goleby's Basement on the corner of Brisbane St and West St shortly before 11am to speak to a man when he and a woman ran up an internal staircase and onto the roof.

The pair stayed on the roof until about 7.40pm when police negotiators were able to convince them to come down.

They were both taken into custody without further incident.

A 21-year-old woman from Burdell in Townsville has been charged with unregulated high-risk activities, obstructing police, committing a public nuisance and wilful damage.

A 23-year-old man from Rosslea in Townsville has been charged with unregulated high-risk activities, obstructing police and breach of bail conditions.

The pair is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on June 24.

 

Cracks appear in the rooftop rampage pair's steely disposition to stay atop the building.
Cracks appear in the rooftop rampage pair's steely disposition to stay atop the building.

 

Billy Baker and Tayla Gray embrace on the rooftop of the Goleby's building in Ipswich CBD as their seige enters its sixth hour.
Billy Baker and Tayla Gray embrace on the rooftop of the Goleby's building in Ipswich CBD as their seige enters its sixth hour.

"It doesn't look like I'll be doing (the cleaning) on there today."

 

 

 

 

The pair have been on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD for several hours.
The pair have been on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD for several hours.

 

 

A Facebook photo of the pair.
A Facebook photo of the pair.

 

 

Two trespassers are reportedly on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD.
Two trespassers are reportedly on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD. Contributed

 

Two trespassers are reportedly on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD.
Two trespassers are reportedly on the roof of Goleby's Basement in Ipswich CBD. Contributed

Eyewitnesses state that there is now police tape up, cordoning off the area, while the people remain on the roof.

 

Cracks appear in the rooftop rampage pair's steely disposition to stay atop the building.
Cracks appear in the rooftop rampage pair's steely disposition to stay atop the building.


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