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Man talked down safely from River Ribble bridge at Preston

Posted on - 9th July, 2018 - 3:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The A59 was closed off late on Saturday night
The A59 was closed off late on Saturday night

A man was taken to safety following an incident on a bridge in Preston city centre.

Preston Police confirmed they shut part of the Guild Way (A59) on Saturday evening.

Police were called at 11.11pm to reports of a man being found on the wrong side of the bridge, over the River Ribble.

Following a two-hour stand-off he was safely negotiated down at just before 1am on Sunday (8 July).

The road was reopened and the man was led to safety.

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