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PUBLISHED: 19:35 20 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 March 2010

NO CHARGES will be brought against a drunken man who threatened to throw himself off a roof in Ipswich it emerged today.

A 30-year-old Ipswich man stood on the top floor of the three-storey Salvation Army building at about 4.

NO CHARGES will be brought against a drunken man who threatened to throw himself off a roof in Ipswich it emerged today.

A 30-year-old Ipswich man stood on the top floor of the three-storey Salvation Army building at about 4.45pm yesterday.

The man was near a window and was shouting that he would jump.

Police, ambulance and a fire crew attended the building on the corner of Fore Street and Grimwade Street.

However, after 20 minutes the man was talked down and was later interviewed by the police for being drunk and disorderly.

A witness from the Salvation Army said: "The man was drunk and obviously down on his luck. We were watching television when we heard someone had managed to get himself on the roof. The police and a fire crew turned up and about ten minutes later talked him down."

A police spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 4.45pm and attended the Salvation Army building where a man was on the top floor near a window threatening to jump.

"We detained a 30-year-old man from the Ipswich area and he was cautioned for being drunk and disorderly. None of the roads were closed off and I understand the man was shouting out of the window and just being generally drunk."

A spokesman from the Salvation Army declined to make any comment.


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