Reports of man climbing on Trafford Town Hall scaffolding – Messenger Newspapers

Emergency services attended Trafford town hall after reports a man had climbed onto the scaffolding on its clock tower.
They were called to Talbot Road, next to the police station and opposite Old Trafford cricket ground, at around 5.30am on December 29.
According to Greater Manchester Police (GMP), a man had climbed onto the scaffolding, but he was brought to safety.
He received support from specialist officers, police said.
A GMP spokesperson said: “At around 5.30am, officers were called to a concern for welfare of a man on scaffolding in Trafford.
“The emergency services and negotiators attended the scene on Talbot Road and the man was brought to safety. He is being supported by specialist officers.”
A spokesperson for the fire service added: “Five fire engines from Salford Central, Stretford, Agecroft and Gorton fire station along with the Technical Response Unit were called to reports of a man on some scaffolding on Talbot Road, Stretford.
 “The crews arrived quickly at scene and set up specialist working at height equipment in preparation for rescue. The man climbed down from the scaffolding himself. Firefighters were in attendance for around three and a half hours.” 
This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.
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