Specially trained police officers and a chaplain spent 17-hours trying to talk down a man from a notorious suicide spot.Bet they thought the worst that could go wrong was he’d jump…
The 37-year-old paced along Sugar Loaf cliffs at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, as officers offered support.
But despite the surveillance, the man, who had reportedly told officers he wanted to jump, went missing at midday, triggering a two hours police and coastguard search.Huh..?
A man was later arrested on suspicion of committing criminal damage.Because ‘giving the police the slip while they are supposed to be carefully looking out for your welfare’ isn’t a crime. Yet.