Police give words of advice to youths who climbed BHS building

Emergency services were called after reports a young person had fallen from a roof in Great Yarmouth

Emergency services were called after reports a young person had fallen from a roof in Great Yarmouth's Regent Road. Pic: Anthony Carroll. - Credit: Anthony Carroll

A boy who fell off the former BHS store in Great Yarmouth after climbing up on it with a group of youths has been given words of advice by the police.

The boy, who was aged 10, had to be rescued by firefighters after he became trapped after falling from the Regent Road building at about 7.30pm on Monday night.

Police said he fell about 15ft before becoming trapped.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for further care as a precaution.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said all the youths and their parents had been given words of advice by officers.


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Firefighters from Great Yarmouth used ladders to get to the trapped boy.

A rapid response vehicle and ambulance officer from the East of England Ambulance Service were also dispatched.

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The BHS store has lain empty since last summer after BHS folded.

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