Man arrested after climbing up Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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The Promenade was shut as emergency services responded

Police and firefighters were called after the man scaled the Big One
Police and firefighters were called after the man scaled the Big One (Image: Insider Blackpool)

A man who climbed up the Big One rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been arrested.

The incident sparked a large emergency services response with police, firefighters and paramedics called to the scene at 7.50pm last night (July 5).

The Promenade was also shut.

Pictures posted on social media appeared to show the offender sitting on the Big One track above the Promenade before moving onto the steps.

Lancashire Constabulary said the man came down voluntarily after 20 minutes before being arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

He remains in custody today for questioning.

No injuries were reported.

He was seen to be lying down on the steps next to the tracks
He was seen to be lying down on the steps next to the tracks (Image: Steve Low)

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary told LancsLive: “We were called around 7.50pm yesterday (Monday, July 5) to a report of a concern for safety in Blackpool.

“A man had climbed part of the Big One rollercoaster at the Pleasure Beach in Ocean Boulevard.

“Emergency services attended with the Promenade closed.

“The man came down on his own and was later arrested.

“A 49-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and is in custody.”