All we know so far as man climbs onto roof at Newcastle RVI and refuses to come down

Police and emergency services attending an ongoing incident at the main entrance to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.
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Northumbria Police are at the RVI in Newcastle as a man has climbed onto a roof and is refusing to come down. There is a police cordon in place at the New Victoria Wing of the city centre hospital.

The incident is taking place near the main reception area of the hospital, although hospital chiefs say services are not affected. Northumbria Police and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have released statements as the incident is ongoing.

A Newcastle Hospitals spokesperson said: "Police are dealing with an ongoing incident today in the main reception of the RVI's New Victoria Wing after a man climbed onto an internal roof. Officers are at the scene and we are advising the public to use alternative entrances into the hospital.

Police and emergency services attending an ongoing incident at the main entrance to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.
Police and emergency services attending an ongoing incident at the main entrance to the RVI hospital in Newcastle. -Credit:Chronicle Live

"All services are currently running as normal and anyone coming into hospital by patient transport services will be dropped off or collected at alternative entrances including Leazes Wing and the secondary entrance to New Victoria Wing near children's outpatients."

A Northumbria Police spokesperson added: "At around 7.40am today (Monday), we received a report of a disturbance at a premises on Queen Victoria Road in Newcastle. It was reported that a man had climbed onto an internal roof at the RVI hospital and refused to come down.

"Officers are currently in attendance at the scene to engage with the man and bring the incident to a safe conclusion. A cordon is in place and members of the public are advised to seek an alternative route into the hospital where possible."

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