Sleeping man brought down from South Shields roof by emergency services

A sleeping man was brought down from a roof in South Shields early this morning

King Street, South Shields.
King Street, South Shields.

Police and firefighters were called to King Street at 7.35am today.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Earlier this morning police were informed a man was asleep on the roof of a building in King Street.

"The man is now down from the roof."

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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Services tweeted: "Firefighters from South Shields assisted @northumbriapol to remove a man who was stuck on the roof of a building in #SouthShields Town Centre"