Scaffolding around Canterbury Cathedral

Woman clambers on to Cathedral scaffolding

Fire and rescue crews attended Canterbury Cathedral this morning after a woman clambered on to scaffolding around it.

She was on it for about 30 minutes between 9am and 10am before coming down.

Two fire and rescue service engines attended the Buttermarket where the main gate into the Cathedral lies.

A statement issued by the Cathedral following the incident said: “Emergency services were called to Canterbury Cathedral at 9.20 this morning after a woman climbed up scaffolding currently in place for the restoration works on the building.

“After 30 minutes she came down from the scaffolding in the passenger hoist with members of Cathedral staff and the emergency services, and is currently talking to officers from Kent Police.

“The Cathedral was closed to visitors for approximately half an hour.”

Repairs are currently being carried out on the stone structure.

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