Roof top drama at historic Durham building

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE'Undated handout photo issued by Durham Police of fire crews using an aerial platform to rescue a 22-year-old man who was trapped on the roof of Durham University's library. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 13, 2014. See PA story RESCUE University. Photo credit should read: Durham Police/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE'Undated handout photo issued by Durham Police of fire crews using an aerial platform to rescue a 22-year-old man who was trapped on the roof of Durham University's library. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 13, 2014. See PA story RESCUE University. Photo credit should read: Durham Police/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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A 22-year-old man was arrested after he sparked a major rescue operation.

The man got trapped on the roof of a historic building in Durham City.

Fire crews using an aerial platform plucked the man to safety from his hiding place at one of the highest points of Durham University’s library, in the shadow of Durham Cathedral on the Palace Green, at around 4.30am today.

Police were alerted after a bag was found lying on the ground and CCTV cameras captured the figure of a man on the library roof.

Officers called in colleagues from the fire service.

Just after 6am the man was found and he was checked over by an ambulance crew after he was brought to the ground.

Durham Police said the man was taken into custody and was due to be dealt with later today.