Parking attendant threatened with screwdriver in town centre

PART of Stalybridge town centre was sealed off when a man armed with a screwdriver threatened a parking attendant.

Before officers arrived the man ‘retreated’ to the roof a property on Grosvenor Street, where police said he ‘was at risk of falling from a height’.Officers spent more than an hour working to bring the man down from the building.

Sections of Grosvenor Street and Trinity Street, including the petrol station, were cordoned off while police dealt with the incident.

The man was safely brought down from the building and was later receiving medical treatment at hospital according to Greater Manchester Police.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed that officers were called to Grosvenor Street, Stalybridge, ‘to reports of a man with a screwdriver’ shortly before 11.45am on Monday, March 16.

“Enquiries have since established that a man had a disagreement with a parking attendant, before threatening him with a screwdriver,” they said.

“Police arrived at the scene and the man retreated to a property where he was at risk of falling from a height.

“The man has now been safely brought down and is receiving medical treatment at hospital.
“No-one was injured and a cordon was in place, but has since been lifted.”

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to Grosvenor Street in Stalybridge following the concern for welfare of a person.

“This is a police incident being supported by NWAS,” they added.

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