Exeter man arrested after scaffolding rescue in city center


A man has been arrested on suspicion of numerous offenses after he got stranded on scaffolding in Exeter.

Emergency services were called to Fore Street at around 8 p.m. with concerns for a man’s well-being.

As reported by DevonLive, the area was cordoned off and firefighters used an aerial ladder to help lower the man.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue confirmed the man was safely shot, before being arrested by police.

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A Devon and Cornwall Police statement said: ‘Police were called around 8 p.m. on 23 December at Fore Street, Exeter following reports of concerns for the welfare of a man seen on scaffolding.

“Emergency services attended and the man was helped to descend to safety.

“A 32-year-old man from Exeter has been arrested on suspicion of brawl, criminal damage, theft and assault against an emergency service worker.

“He remains in custody for the moment.”

A spokesperson for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services said: ‘There was a man on scaffolding.

“He was fine, we took him down and the police helped with our aerial ladder platform.”

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