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Man threatens to jump from Gloucester multi-storey car park

By citizenmike  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

Police cordon off the scene

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A man has threatened to jump from the top of a multi-storey car park in Gloucester city centre this afternoon.

Police cordoned off a wide area around the Longsmith multi-storey car park as they talked to the man from the ground.

The man, who appeared to be in his late 20s or 30s, had climbed over the edge of the car park wall and was looking at the long drop below.

Eventually, one officer went up to the deck and sat beside the man, talking to him until he eventually hauled himself back to safety.

The police officer then walked away with him, patting his back for reassurance.

The ordeal was over by 1.45pm and police began reopening the area.

One onlooker said: "It was absolutely terrifying. It is one of those situations were you feel absolutely powerless to do anything."

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  • ladygray  |  April 20 2014, 10:00AM

    Does anyone know who it was, just first name please

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  • TruthSeeker7  |  April 19 2014, 5:51PM

    This is at least the third in the past month in Gloucester area. So glad that the officer involved was able to connect with this man and I hope that he receives the help he needs. When someone reaches this point they are usually past the point of realising the devasting effects on family and loved ones. It is a tough time all round for all involved. My heart goes out to this man, he must be in a terrible place

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  • bonzaharris1  |  April 19 2014, 2:39PM

    Well done that Officer.

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