Emergency services rush to help woman sitting on edge of Wigan town centre car park

The emergency services were called to a Wigan town centre multi-storey car park after a woman threatened to jump from it.

Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:08 pm
Emergency services at Water Street car park

Police, paramedics and fire crews all descended on Water Street on Tuesday afternoon after the woman was seen sitting on a ledge at the busy car park.

Trained police negotiators are believed to have been drafted in and there was a cordon on Water Street.

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A statement released by Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 3.30pm today police were called to reports for the concern for the welfare of a woman on Water Street in Wigan.

"Officers attended and found a woman on the wrong side of the car park."

The woman came down from the ledge safely shortly before 5pm.