Man rescued from roof of church in Blackpool

Police requested the assistance of fire services at St Johns Church who brought the man to safety using a ladder.
Police requested the assistance of fire services at St Johns Church who brought the man to safety using a ladder.
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A man was rescued from the roof of a church in Blackpool overnight, say police.

The man, who is believed to be in his forties, was reported to police on the roof of St Johns Church , in Cedar Square at around 6.50am on Wednesday, April 18.

Police requested the assistance of fire services who brought the man to safety using a ladder.

A spokesman for the police said: "We were called to reports of a man on a church roof.

"We believe he went up overnight and was not able to get back down.

"We called for help from Fire and Rescue and an ambulance was also called.

"Fire crews went up and brought him down and he was taken to hospital for assessment."

Police were unsure of the man's motives for climbing onto the roof.

The incident concluded by 7.10am.