Suicide prevention charity welcomes installation of new fences at top of St Stephen’s Street car park in Norwich

NCP said it had invested “heavily” in preventative measures on the top floors of its St Stephens car

NCP said it had invested heavily in preventative measures on the top floors of its St Stephens car park, on Queens Road. Photo: Google. - Credit: Archant

A suicide prevention charity has welcomed the installation of new fences at the top of a Norwich car park.

NCP said it had invested 'heavily' in preventative measures on the top floors of its St Stephens car park, on Queens Road.

It comes after Norfolk Police said that alterations were needed to prevent people gaining access to the edge of the building.

Back in August we reported how 19-year-old Lucy Adcock, who attempted to take her own life by jumping from the car park in 2016, had also campaigned to have anti-climb fences installed.

Bill Ashton, director for Norwich Samaritans, said the charity 'commended' the move.

He added that the charity was also asking to have posters put up at the carpark, which will provide people with an emergency helpline.


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NCP said: We have decided to invest heavily in additional preventative measures with the aim to deter this type of tragic event taking place on our car park.'

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