Ipswich railway station closed after man scales roof

The man climbed down from the station roof after seven hours

A man who disrupted services at Ipswich Railway Station by climbing on to a platform roof came down after seven hours.

Train services through the station were halted at about 08:30 BST on the main line between London and Norwich.

Train operator Greater Anglia said power to the overhead lines was turned off during the "trespass incident".

A limited number of replacement buses were laid on between Manningtree and Stowmarket.

The 25-year-old man, who was not wearing a top in the sunshine, removed his shorts for a period of time and put them over his head.

Supt Matt Allingham said the situation had been "deeply frustrating" for officers, rail staff and passengers.

"The man was walking around areas that could not have taken the weight of more than one person; if anyone had taken the wrong step, the consequences could have been far worse.

British Transport Police said the man, from eastern Europe, was being "assessed at hospital".

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