May 19, 2023 1.51 pm This story is over 10 months old

Lincoln street closed due to man on roof

Public told to avoid the area

Police have cordoned off Newland Street West in Lincoln due to a man on a roof.

The street is cordoned off at both ends to ensure the public’s safety.

Witnesses said they had seen a man sat on the roof of a house, and police appeared to be prepared to wait with no end in sight.

Fire crews and ambulance services are also at the scene.

Emergency services at Newland Street, Lincoln | Photo: The Lincolnite

Police release a statement shortly after 1pm telling members of the public to avoid the area.

“A section of Newland Street West, Lincoln, has been closed to the public and traffic due to a man on the roof. Officers are in attendance.

“Please avoid the area. We will release an update when we have one available.”

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