Police give an update after man brought down from Sunderland city centre roof

A man who was brought down from the top of a Sunderland city centre building is now being given help, police have said.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 12:25 pm
Updated Monday, 10th August 2020, 3:10 pm

Crews of firefighters from South Shields and Hebburn were sent to the scene by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Sevice just before 8pm, with the North East Ambulance Service sending two of its Hazardous Area Response Teams (Hart).

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A photo shared with the Echo of the incident on Friday night, with the man later helped down by the emergency services.

The incident was brought to a close by 11.15pm, when the medics were released from the scene, after firefighters were able to return to their station half an hour earlier.

No one was injured during the alert.

Today, a spokesperson said: “The man has been provided with help and support from local services.”

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