Police close Ringway as man threatens to jump from car park

Posted on - 6th December, 2016 - 6:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Market Hall Car Park

Market Hall Car Park

Emergency services were scrambled to Preston city centre after reports of a man threatening to jump from the Market Hall car park.


Preston Police closed a section of the Ringway at the junction with North Road heading through the city centre.

Traffic heading out of the city centre was not affected.

One motorist, who asked not to be named, said: “Someone sat on top of the market car park on the wrong side of the railing and police shut the road.

“They have shut the road going towards town but it was open for people to get out of town when I went though.”

The incident began shortly before 6pm on Tuesday (6 December). The man in question was talked down after more than an hour and is now receiving help.

Eyewitnesses said ambulance services and crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services had also been called.

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