A MAN was talked down from the top of a crane in Hereford this morning by specially trained officers.

Friars Street was closed after the man sat on the boom of the crane at the former bus depot.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were on the scene, and the man climbed down after negotiation by specially trained police officers.

He is now receiving medical assistance.

An ambulance service spokesperson said they were called to reports of the incident at 6.28am today.

One ambulance, two paramedic officers and the hazardous area response team were sent to the scene, where the man remained sitting on the boom of the crane.

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Hereford Times:

Emergency services at Whitecross Road and Barton Road's junction with Friars Street today