A MAN has been arrested after he climbed all the way to the top of York Minster last night.

Officers were called to the Minster shortly after 11pm following reports that a man had climbed climbed scaffolding to reach the top of the landmark building.

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Other emergency services also attended, with the man's safety a top priority, and the public was asked to stay away from the scene.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the incident was brought to a safe conclusion just after 3am today.

The man was brought down safely by officers and subsequently arrested for criminal damage.

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