Devon

Group scales Plymouth tallest building

Beckley Point, Plymouth, 2 April Image copyright Ian Caldwell
Image caption The group may have been "rooftopping" - where tall structures are climbed in order to take photographs

A group of young people have scaled one of the tallest buildings in the South West, which is currently under construction.

The 22-storey, 78m-high (256ft), Beckley Point building in Plymouth, is due to be occupied by university students from September.

It is unclear whether the group was "rooftopping" - climbing to the top of structures to take photographs.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it was aware of the incident.

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Image copyright Ian Caldwell
Image caption The 22-storey building - said to be one of the tallest in the South West - was first considered back in 2003

A planning application for a high-rise student building on the site was first sought back in 2003. The current building will have 500 flats.

A Kier construction firm spokesperson said: "As our site at Beckley Point is closed today, our security team was patrolling with CCTV and immediately sent a team to site when they became aware of intruders.

"The site was found to be clear and secure and we are continuing to investigate."

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