Police talked man down from cliff

By Sara Bryce

Monday, March 10, 2014


SPECIALIST police negotiators were brought to the Isle of Wight yesterday (Sunday) after concerns for the welfare of a man in Shanklin.

The negotiators were brought to Ryde Pier Head by a Ministry of Defence launch.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to the cliff path area of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Police officers responded to concerns for the welfare of a man.

"Officers deployed to the scene included specialist police negotiators."

They added: "The situation was resolved safely by police the evening (Sunday)."

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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