Man arrested after climbing the Big One rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

A man who climbed the Big One rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been arrested.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 12:02 pm

Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in Ocean Boulevard at around 7.50pm last night (July 5).

Shocked eyewitness said the man - who reportedly wasn't wearing any safety gear - sat on the track before moving onto the steps.

Once on the scene, police closed the promenade before coaxing the man down.

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'The Big One' was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1994. (Photo by David P Howard)

"The man came down on his own and was later arrested," a spokesman said.

"A 49-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and is in custody."

No injuries were reported.

A spokesperson from Blackpool Pleasure Beach: "At approximately 8.15pm on Monday, July 5 a male intruder was removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach and taken away by police.

"At the time of the incident the amusement park was closed and the individual had climbed a section of structure of the Big One."

'The Big One' was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1994, reaching heights of 235ft.

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