Safety fears as teens caught on rooftops filming YouTube videos


Teenagers were caught filming YouTube videos from the roofs of buildings in Wilmslow town centre on Saturday, 4th May.

Police were called out twice yesterday afternoon to reports of teenagers on the roofs of premises on Grove Street.

A police spokesperson said "Intelligence suggests that they were filming for YouTube videos.

"Regardless of online popularity, it is naturally unsafe to be on the roofs of buildings and we appreciate the cooperation of young people and parents from discouraging further similar activity."

Grove Street


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Oliver Romain
Sunday 5th May 2019 at 6:32 pm
I have just witnessed two youths accessing the roof. I called the police, however, I encouraged them to come down and then the police closed the call.
I know how they are accessing the roof and will speak to the premises concerned next week to discuss. The youth I spoke to was polite and friendly and indicated it was their YouTube videos.
I suspect they will return unless prevention measures are taken.
Oliver Romain
Thursday 9th May 2019 at 3:49 pm
I spoke to one of the retailers on Tuesday and discussed the roof access issue including the method used to access that I witnessed. The retailer was aware of the issue and said they will ask the landlord to look into prevention measures. Ill update as soon as I have further information.