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

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

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

A large crowd gathered to watch the man on the roof. Picture: @HamadIsaac - Credit: Sartorialist

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!”


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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.

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

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