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Dockers Club: Drug dealer arrested in petrol bomb fracas jailed

William Summerill and Dockers Club Image copyright Merseyside Police/BBC
Image caption William Summerill escaped from officers on to the roof of the Dockers Club on Townsend Lane in Anfield

A drug dealer who climbed onto the roof of a Liverpool club during an incident in which a petrol bomb was thrown at police officers has been jailed.

William Summerill, 25, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday to seven years and six months for drug supply offences and resisting arrest.

The Wavertree man had scaled the walls of the Dockers Club, Anfield, on 2 February to escape arrest, police said.

Four police officers were then hurt by the petrol bomb thrown by a bystander.

Summerill, of Carno Street, was arrested after drugs were found at an address in Lampeter Road, Merseyside Police said.

He admitted three counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, and resisting arrest.

Police confirmed an investigation into the petrol bomb attack in Townsend Lane was ongoing.

It was thrown by one of the onlookers who had gathered in the street during the rooftop incident.

Image copyright Liverpool Echo
Image caption Four officers were treated for minor burns

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