Well, this is a bit embarrassing, eh? A hapless office worker afraid of heights had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck on the roof while working late.

Firefighters were called when a man was spotted on top of a building in Belmore Street in South Lambeth at 8.20pm on Friday.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: "Working late is supposed to help you climb the ladder but in this man's case it was the opposite.

"After finding himself locked in the office he tried to negotiate his way through the building but got stuck on the roof.

"Unfortunately the young man was scared of heights so it took all the reassuring by firefighters to help him down the ladder.

"Thankfully the man was uninjured if not a little embarrassed.

“Our advice is if you're working late, make sure you know how to get out of your office building safely at night."

We expect this worker's cheeks were as red as the fire engines that came to his aid. We wonder what story the rescued man told his colleagues on Monday morning ...