Collapsed man in Stump appeared to be drunk, police said

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A man who collapsed during a walk up the tower of Boston Stump appeared to be drunk, police said.

Police have said that the man who collapsed during a walk up the tower of the historic church may have been drunk, as he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Emergency services were called to the town centre church at just after 2pm to help the man, after a woman who was initially thought to be with him began shouting for help from a viewing terrace at the church.

It was originally thought that he had been travelling up the tower with his family when he had been taken ill, but police later said he was not part of the family group and that he appeared to be drunk.

A police spokesman said that the man had recovered sufficiently to walk down the steps to the tower with assistance.

The tower at the church was closed to the public after the incident occurred and the Stump was closed completely from around 4pm.