Car park roof drama - man detained

Police on the scene at the Galleries multi-storey car park as a man was threatening to jump from the top floor
Police on the scene at the Galleries multi-storey car park as a man was threatening to jump from the top floor
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A MAN who was threatening to jump from the top of a Wigan town centre multi-storey car park was detained and taken to hospital.

Police surrounded the Mesnes Terrace car park at just before 6pm on Wednesday, after passers-by reported seeing a man on the top of the building.

Wigan Infirmary staff on a shuttle bus back to the car park were told not to enter the building.

Witness Sue Jones said: “My car is on the 10th floor and we were turned away.

“We could see a man at the top, there were police officers up there as well.”

Another witness, Tracey Dainty, said: “He wasn’t visible for very long and then he vanished. It’s a large roof, we’ve walked all around the building. I hope he’s okay.”

Greater Manchester Police confirmed the man was in custody just after 6.30pm.