Drama as pipe falls from roof
A CHUNK of lead-piping which fell off a building in Cathedral Square forced a building society to close its doors for two hours.
The drama began at 11am yesterday, when worried staff at Cheltenham and Gloucester, in Long Causeway, called police after a customer told them a lump of piping had fallen from the roof.
Police cordoned off the scene with tape and workmen were called to inspect the roof with a cherry picker before declaring it safe.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “There were no injuries and the branch opened again at 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
DRAMA: A police officer and member of staff from the Cheltenham and Gloucester outside the Cathedral Square branch after lead fell from the roof. (METP-27-06-10RH1)