October 29, 2011 8.24 am This story is over 145 months old

Local man climbs onto Cathedral scaffolding

Saved: Emergency services managed to stop a man potentially committing suicide by jumping off Lincoln Cathedral.

Emergency services attended an incident last night in which a man had climbed onto Lincoln Cathedral, threatening to jump.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm on October 28, where a 30-year-old local man had climbed onto the cathedral via the scaffolding.

Police negotiators spoke with the man until around midnight, when he was persuaded to come off the building.

He was not arrested, and he is currently being professionally cared for. He has not sustained any injuries from the incident.

Source: Lincolnshire Police