York Minster: Police advise people to avoid area after man climbs to top of historic Minster

Police have advised people to avoid the centre of York after a man climbed to the top of York Minster.

North Yorkshire Police said it is dealing with an 'ongoing incident' in the York Minster area.

A statement said: "A man is currently on top of the Minster having climbed the scaffolding all the way to the top shortly after 11pm (November 23).

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"The priority for us and the other emergency services at the scene is to bring this incident to a safe conclusion. We don't believe there is a threat to wider public safety, however we do ask people to avoid the area to allow us to do our job.

A man has climbed the scaffolding on York Minster

"Thank you for your co-operation."

This is an ongoing incident. We will bring you more information when we have it.

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