Two Enfield brothers who climbed onto a roof to escape police before throwing tiles at them have been jailed.

Billy Watson, 20, and Charlie Watson, 18, of Tile Kiln Lane, have been jailed following the incident in Camden on March 26.

At around 5pm, The brothers had been spotted acting suspiciously near two motorbikes in Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, but when police approached them they ran off.

They climbed garden fences before getting onto a roof by clambering up some scaffolding.

Reports at the time suggested the pair were in possession of a firearm and some neighbours were evacuated. They did not have a firearm on them.

There was a stand-off on the roof and they began lobbing tiles onto the ground below.

At 12.40am, the due eventually came down and they were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, public nuisance and affray.

Both pleaded guilty to the offences at Blackfriars Crown Court on May 2 and were sentenced on Thursday.

They were both jailed for 15 months each.

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Billy Watson (left) and his brother Charlie. Photo: Met Police

Detective Constable Dean Puzey of Central North Command Unit said; “The actions of both men caused a huge disturbance to the local community. The incident required the attended of many local officers, specialist police units and resources from the London Ambulance Service. This wastefully diverted these resources away from other incidents.

"Owing to the nature of the incident, the attendance of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) was necessary, but I am aware the noise disturbed many people.

"Both these men broke tiles off the roofs and threw them at officers, endangering their safety and causing damage to many properties.

"I hoped the prosecution will reassure the local community that those cause such wanton damage and disruption will face the consequence of their actions."