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Naked Man Shuts Whitehall

Friday 23rd November 2012

Whitehall had to be closed for several hours by police after a naked man climbed on top of a statue.

LBC Reporter Dan Freedman was at the scene
A naked man caused part of Whitehall to be shut

Police were called at around midday today to reports of a man on top of one of the statues in the middle of the road.

He is believed to have been clothed when he climbed on top of the statue of a horse.

A 100m cordon was put in place, with emergency services surrounding the statue.

Police spent nearly three hours negotiating with him.

He's been arrested under the Mental Health Act.

It affected traffic on the Victoria Embankment and had knock effects around central London.

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