Parachutist jumps from Middlesbrough tower block

The man on top of Welton House
Image caption The man was spoken to by police when he landed

A man base jumped from a Middlesbrough tower block, sparking calls to the police.

The man was seen on top of Welton House, in Fulbeck Road shortly before 07:30 BST before jumping off and deploying a parachute.

The 43-year-old landed safely after the jump from the 15-storey residential block and was spoken to by police.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "We spoke to him to give him severe words of advice not to do it again."

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