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Van driver arrested in Fishergate police incident

Posted on - 13th January, 2017 - 9:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Crowds watch on as the police arrested the man in Fishergate Pic: Mark Ormerod

Crowds watch on as the police arrested the man in Fishergate Pic: Mark Ormerod

Fishergate was brought to a halt on Friday rush-hour by Preston Police.

A white van was stopped and left straddled across the road in Preston city centre.

Police arrested a man out of a concern for welfare around 5pm on Friday (13 January).

A police officer in Fishergate Pic: Mark Ormerod

A police officer in Fishergate Pic: Mark Ormerod

Shoppers watched on as traffic built up in the city.

The incident took place out the front of the St George’s Shopping Centre.

Inspector Nigel Barraclough of Preston Police said: “We received a call from a member of the public concerned about the welfare of the driver.

“We located the driver in the Fishergate area and then ensured he was taken to a place to get medical help.

“There was nothing to suggest any kind of criminal activity and we were only concerned with the driver’s welfare.”

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