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Rooftop stand-off in city centre
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- A rooftop drama has been unfolding Worcester city centre. This story will carry live updates as the situation develops.
5:01pm Mon 10 Sep 12
I hope he's gone by Wednesday, I've got tickets to see "The Sweeney"....
We hope you found our live coverage of this drama informative. Let us know what you think @rvernallsWN or leave a comment on the end of this story.
We'll keep you updated on this site, and round up the story for you tomorrow.
The very latest from @wmerciapolice is that the man is continuing to move along the roof. I'm handing over to a colleague. Check our website— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Rooftop guy in #Worcester @rvernallsWN http://t.co/B19Z1DdG— @philmackie 10 September 2012
Reporter Richard Vernalls is back in the office now.
Latest from the police is the man is still on the roof.
Officers are still at the scene in force trying to talk him down.
Friar Street and Union Street are still closed to all traffic.
Richard will be making calls to West Mercia Police until 5pm, then he'll hand over to one of his colleagues.
He'll also round up the story for you tomorrow morning, adding some new pictures and taking in any comments from the police.
Phone has died, so I had to return to the office. Police tell me he's still 'Up On The Rooooof' as the song says.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@donskyla @rvernallsWN here here!! What's going on?— @HallmarkHulme 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN really should charge your phone ! I was enjoying that ;)— @donskyla 10 September 2012
3:41pm Mon 10 Sep 12
julie allsopp says
Leave him there. When he's cold, hungry and thirsty he will soon find a window to get through! Waste of police time and money. There's folks driving at 31mph through a village somewhere...........
.....fining them brings money in!!!!!!!!! LOL
@rvernallsWN Charger available for most phones at 52 friar street— @WuJohnnyThunder 10 September 2012
Phones about to die but he's been offered a ladder by police. End in sight?— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN Are you still chilling out down on Friar Street?— @WuJohnnyThunder 10 September 2012
@WuJohnnyThunder possibly - depend what offers they have on.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@pca_alex that's exactly where he is...— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
The rooftop standoff continues but police are talking with him.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN Is he still near Wyatts Mews? Hope he's gone by the time I get home!— @pca_alex 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN Yeah, I live on Friar Street... been at my home office all day.... only just realised this was going on...— @WuJohnnyThunder 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN you think he's heading to amigos?!— @WuJohnnyThunder 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN treasure the moment, it's all you'll get.— @philmackie 10 September 2012
Well sports fans. He's still up on high. Out of sight as I tweet. But it's getting nippy and he's got no shirt on.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@wmerciapolice have just given me a bottle of water at the police line. See? They're alright these boys.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@Natalie_Green_ afraid not!— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Here he is, moving about. Not naked, just topless, with jeans and hightops. http://t.co/1upoHKVk— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Just chillin by amigos next to @rvernallswn all these cars aint helping #chilling— @webby___ 10 September 2012
Some pretty young thing walks up to the policeman."What's going on?" says she. "man on roof"says he. She looks str8 up to the sky - agape.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
On suicide awareness day there's some guy on a roof, only in Worcester
@rvernallsWN I heard he was naked!— @Natalie_Green_ 10 September 2012
All this is going on 35ft above where I am on friar St. He's now moved to the tiled roof. Safe as houses....— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Police negotiators are on the roof of Verve hair salon. Presumably trying to make contact with this chap, some 50ft away across the roofs.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN can you tell him to stay up there a bit longer..@geoffberkeley is stuck on the M5 and should be there by Tuesday morning— @TJClarke_ 10 September 2012
It'll soon be kicking out time for the schools. Friar st, by the Vue cinema, is shut. As is union st. We have a Mexican standoff.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
So if you're just joining us, there's a man on the roof of chocolate gourmet. Allegedly throwing objects down but I've seen none of that.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
The police dog is at the bottom Of the building, upon which's roof the man currently is.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
He's still up there. http://t.co/cReDRg7n— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
MAN ON THE ROOF: A picture from earlier today
Police say the man climbed up to the roof as a result of a "domestic incident" in Friar Street, that they were called to shortly after noon.
Officers are attempting to negotiate a "peaceful resolution".
The police tape is out. It's tape time. Friar at by the conservatory pub is the extent of the cordon, to cardinals hat.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Onlooker: "We've all seen the programmes - its only a matter of time - he's got to come down".— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN is it just me or does this seem a little excessive for a chap on a roof?Surely a negotiator + small a presence as poss is norm?— @BikesAndBacon 10 September 2012
So 2.35pm. Friar st is shut from the cardinals hat to the corner of union and Friar. The man is still on the roof. The police r saying nowt.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
There's some chaps with suits having a good look round. Looking like police. http://t.co/yVXSKrnn— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN how are the planning on getting him down? Have shops down friar street closed? I work down there— @georgiacaitx 10 September 2012
He had a peek over the wall, he's about 30/35ft up.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
This chap has just shimmied along a roof line, with some aplomb I might add, and is now on a flat, walled section of roof.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
He's right in the centre of this picture. He's moved some distance, since he first went up. http://t.co/W3VuoZya— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
So there's some activity down here now. It's unclear what exactly is going on, but shops have been cleared on friar st.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
2:00pm Mon 10 Sep 12
More Tea Vicar says
Unless there is much more to this than meets the eye, surely the best thing to do is just leave him there.
Doesn't look like he's harming anyone else or in danger.
He's off the roof. Or he's moved. Anyway friar st now shut. http://t.co/wDghyhxu— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
1:46pm Mon 10 Sep 12
Where's Riggs when you need him?
There's an onlooker whose brought his sandwiches down here. About half a dozen police CSOs as well.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
I couldn't possibly comment on why he's up there. But he is. Police helo came and went about half an hour ago. He does not look agitated.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
Here is that man again. But this time a close-up. http://t.co/V9iumGaE— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
So, to update you there's a man on a roof two storeys up, in the area of Wyatts Mews. Police on scene. Negotiator in contact with the chap.— @rvernallsWN 10 September 2012
@rvernallsWN Is that what all the police presence is about? Do they know who he is/ what he wants yet?— @andymiln 10 September 2012
Officers have attempted to make contact with the shirtless man through a loud haler but he is said to not be responding to them.
Police have been called to Wyatts Mews, off Union Street, after reports of a man on the roof of the buildings, who is refusing to come down.