Tollcross News‎ > ‎

Drama as man falls off Grassmarket roof

posted 24 May 2014, 17:45 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 24 May 2014, 17:49 ]

Emergency services blocked off a busy city centre street after a man said to be high on drugs fell from the roof of a house and ran away from police.

Tourists in the Grassmarket looked on in shock as the man – said to have fallen from a property in Brown’s Place into a garage behind the Apex International Hotel – ran across the street covered in blood.

Six fire engines and several police cars, which were initially scrambled to rescue him from the roof.