Two people arrested in Leeds after scaling huge crane near Slam Dunk North festival site

Two people have been arrested by police in Leeds after scaling a huge crane on a building site near one of Slam Dunk North's festival sites.

Saturday, 26th May 2018, 6:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th May 2018, 6:41 pm
Emergency services on the scene at Portland Crescent, Leeds.
Emergency services on the scene at Portland Crescent, Leeds.

Police were called to the building site off Portland Crescent shortly after 4.30pm this afternoon.

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Inspector Carlton Young said: "By the time we got the call they were already at the top. They came down of their own accord just before 5pm."

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He said the pair had been immediately arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

"There was a big emergency response," he said. "A number of fire engines, ambulances and officers. Luckily there were no injuries."

The site on the junction of Portland Crescent and Woodhouse Lane was due to be the Hilton Arena hotel.