Car park roof man detained

A man police had to talk down from a supermarket car par roof has been detained under the mental health act.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 9:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 9:27 am
Sainsbury's store in St Annes.

Officers were called to Sainsbury’s in St Andrews Road North, St Annes, at 8.45am yesterday, following a ‘concern for safety’ report, made when a man was seen on the upper floor of the supermarket’s two-storey car park.

Police secured the scene and blocked the top end of St George’s Road to traffic while they spoke to the man.

A specially-trained police negotiator was brought in and a police spokesman said it soon became evident the man on the car park had mental health issues.

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After two hours the man eventually came down from the roof, at around 10.45am.

A police spokesman said the man was taken in an ambulance.

He added: “It appeared that the man was suffering mental health issues and once in the ambulance, he was detained under the mental health act.”