UPDATE: Roads re-opening after roof top drama

Specially trained negotiators are on the scene
Specially trained negotiators are on the scene

A woman has been talked down from the roof of a multi-storey car park in Blackpool following five hours of negotiations.

Emergency services were called to talk to the woman, believed to be in her 20s, shortly after 10am.

Police said they were ‘concerned for her safety’ and had specially trained negotiators on the roof talking to her. Paramedics were put on standby.

One eyewitness said the woman was sitting ‘right on the edge’ of the building.

A section of Dickson Road was closed, and buses were diverted.

The woman was finally talked down from the building at just before 3pm and the police cordon around the area is now lifted with roads re-opened.