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Suicidal man threatens to jump from Romford hospital building

PUBLISHED: 10:33 31 August 2011 | UPDATED: 10:43 31 August 2011

Queen's Hospital car park

Queen's Hospital car park

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Two hero security officers helped stop a suicidal man throwing himself from the top of a hospital building last week

The distressed 34-year-old had scaled Queen’s Hospital multi-storey car park, in Rom Valley Way, Romford, at around 12.30am last Friday.

He was spotted atop the 50ft high-rise by Queen’s security guards who engaged the man in conversation while Havering Police negotiators arrived.

The man was talked down at around 01.10am.

It is not known whether he was a patient at the hospital.

A witness, who asked not to be named, said: “The security guys were negotiating with him for what seemed like ages.

“He was shouting and saying he would jump. At one stage he had climbed over the metal railings at the top of the car park and was hanging over the edge.

“It was pretty hairy for a while, but [the security team] did a brilliant job.”

The man was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to a secure unit at King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

A police spokesman said: “It appears he got down of his volition after being spoken to by security and officers.”


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