Man coaxed down York Minster roof after four-hour ‘protest’

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POLICE coaxed a man down from the roof of York Minster after a four-hour protest.

The 48-year-old man from Castleford climbed up some scaffolding onto part of the Minster’s roof during what he claimed was a peaceful protest yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 5.40pm on Monday, August 3.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The man claimed to be conducting peaceful protest and came prepared with food and safety ropes. Although he was not associated with any protest group.

“For the safety of the man and members of the public, the area was cordoned off while specially trained police negotiators spoke to the man.

“He eventually came down from the scaffolding, thankfully without injury to himself or anyone else at around 9.20pm when he was arrested and taken into police custody where he currently remains.”