Man threatened to jump from top of Worthing crane

A MAN who was threatening to jump from the top of a crane has been talked down by police.

A police spokesman said the man climbed to the top of the crane at the site of Worthing’s new pool on Brighton Road at around 7.55am this morning (Thursday, May 24).

He said the man threatened to jump, but after a 40-minute stand off, he eventually decided to come down of his own accord at 8.36am.

The man was not thought to suffer any injuries, but the spokesman said officers would ensure his mental health was evaluated.