Man’s eight-hour standoff with emergency services as he threatens to jump from roof of Romford car park

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were called to a multi-storey car park in Romford yesterday evening, where a man in his early 30s was threatening to jump from the roof.

THe man was eventually persuaded to come down at 1.47am today - after eight hours of negotiations with emergency services.

Havering police received a call to the car park of the Liberty shopping centre at 5.57pm. Romford fire crew arrived at about 6.30pm and were present along with Hornchurch fire crew until about 11.40pm, when they were relieved by Ilford fire crew, who left the scene at about 1.30 this morning.

A police spokesman said there had been “numerous road closures”. The London Ambulance Service and a hostage negotiator were also called before the drama concluded.

The man was taken to Goodmayes Hospital after the incident.

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