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Police called to deal with man who scaled 40-metre high RISE sculpture in west Belfast

Police were called to deal with a man who scaled a 40-metre tall sculpture in west Belfast.

It's believed the man climbed the RISE structure at the Broadway interchange in Belfast, before unfurling a white flag on Sunday.

He was snapped half-way up the sculpture, before he returned to the ground and spoke to police.

RISE was built in 2011 and constructed from more than 2,000 steel tubes and more than 800 joints.

Costing nearly £500,000, it was designed and created by artist Wolfgang Buttress and specialists from London-based engineering firm Price & Myers.

The sculpture's structural engineer, Tim Lucas, said building RISE was like "putting together a big model kit".

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