There was an incident at Hoylake train station yesterday evening, with a significant police presence at the scene and a closure of the Wirral Line between Bidston and West Kirby.
At around 22.15 on Wednesday users on twitter were asking why there was a significant number of emergency service vehicles around The Quadrant and on Market Street. Merseyrail had also tweeted that due to trespassing on the track the Wirral Line was terminating at Bidston. It was reported that Market Street had also been closed though that was not the case at 22.40.
Access to Hoylake Station and Carr Lane was restricted from both Station Road and Albert Road. It is understood that a man in a distressed state was on the roof of Hoylake Station. By 01.00 the man had been detained and the scene was cleared.
Anything to add – please leave a comment below. Does anybody know why there was a significant number of emergency service vehicles at the scene?
[UPDATE 14-Jun-12 at 15.20] Reports suggest a man with a knife handed a “suicide note” to staff inside ticket office. Then he climbed up onto the station roof. Emergency service negotiator(s) talked him into coming down.