Emergency services called to derelict Grimsby art college
Emergency services, including Humberside Police and Humberside Fire & Rescue, were called to the derelict former art college last night following reports of an incident.
According to reports, two young people became trapped in the building after one of the floors above collapsed.
Fortunately both were successfully rescued and nobody was seriously harmed.
But police have warned that this incident could have ended far more seriously.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Tonight officers have responded to reports of two youths trapped in a building on Eleanor Street after one of the floors collapsed above them.
“Fortunately all persons involved have been rescued.
“As cool as these abandoned buildings look, they are seriously dangerous and tonight could have ended very differently.”
The building on Eleanor Street, Grimsby, has become a well-known arson and anti-social behaviour hotspot over the years.
Residents have responded with frustration over the lack of progress at the site following ongoing speculation that it could be turned into living accommodation.
Responding to a post by Humberside Police one person said: “It’ll not be long before you get turned out to somebody seriously hurt in that building.
“Maybe this incident will help persuade the council and/or owners to pull it down.”
Another added: “This building should never have been allowed to fall into this level of decay. Something needs to be done before someone gets seriously hurt.”