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A WOMAN who threatened to jump off the top of a multi-storey car park in Accrington today has been detained by police.

The 33-year-old was talked down by police officers after they received a call that someone had climbed onto the ledge at the Arndale Centre shortly after 1.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “We received a call shortly after 1.30pm today of a person threatening to throw themselves off the ledge.

“Security were investigating before we arrived on the scene.

“She has now been detained under the mental health act.”

It comes after a 17-year-old woman is believed to have fallen off the top of the car park earlier today.

Police were called to the scene in Union Street at 10.30am but the teenager was confirmed dead shortly after.