Man arrested after crane climb in New Brighton

A man has been arrested after he climbed up a crane on Merseyside and refused to come down.

Police were called to Portland Street in New Brighton, Wirral, at about 1900 BST on Tuesday.

Negotiators spent more than five hours at the scene trying to persuade the 24-year-old to climb down.

The man, from Deeside in North Wales, was later arrested on suspicion of assault and burglary, following an incident in Birkenhead, police said.

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