Man tied to York Minster scaffolding ‘in private protest’

York Minster

A man tied himself to scaffolding at York Minster in a “private protest”, police have said.

Several roads around the cathedral were closed following the incident at 18:00 BST.

The man, who was tied to the structure with rope, was talked down after almost four hours of negotiations.

Campaign group New Fathers 4 Justice said they were aware a “desperate dad” was targeting the city and had activists on scene trying to help.