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Man arrested after climbing onto roof of Stratford station during rush hour

09:14 23 September 2016

The man held his arms up at one part during the incident at Stratford train station. Picture: Daniel Ripley

The man held his arms up at one part during the incident at Stratford train station. Picture: Daniel Ripley

Daniel Ripley

A man who climbed onto the roof of a train station during evening rush hour last night has been arrested.

A large crowd gathered to watch the man on the roof. Picture: @HamadIsaacA large crowd gathered to watch the man on the roof. Picture: @HamadIsaac

Hundreds of commuters faced hour-long delays to their journeys while the man danced on top of Stratford train station.

The man, who was dressed in a grey hoodie, also texted and drank alcohol during the stunt before being coaxed down a ladder by firefighters. He was arrested at the scene.

Onlooker and Twitter user Daniel Ripley posted: “A man is protesting on the roof of Stratford station. I’m having a burger king meal”.

Not everyone was amused however. Twitter user @RitsChadha wrote: “Bloke dancing on top of Stratford station. Cost of fire engines, police & ambulances. If you are going to protest at least have a cause!”

A statement released by BTP confirmed that officers were called to the scene at 6.24pm.

A spokesman said: “Officers from BTP along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade attended the incident, spoke to the male and assisted him coming down from the roof voluntarily.

“The male was arrested for drunk and disorderly and trespass and is currently in custody.”

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