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16 Sep 2014

Police and Fire Service teams abseil down University’s tallest building

Specialist rope teams from Leicestershire Police and Fire Service put in some vital abseil training at the University after borrowing the tallest building on campus.

Seven police officers and three from the Fire Service spent several hours honing their skills on the 56 metre high Towers Hall, a student accommodation block.

The police officers were members of the rope access team from the East Midlands Operational Support Service Tactical Support Group. The Fire Service trio were from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Rope Rescue Unit.

PC Stephen Palmer said: “The university have been absolutely fantastic. The venue is fantastic.”

Read the press release for more.