Police closed part of A47 due to concerns for man's safety


A police incident has closed part of the A47 in both directions. - Credit: Tom Potter

Part of the A47 was closed in both directions, following concerns for the safety of a man seen near the road.

Officers were called to a bridge over the carriageway near to Keswick at about 7.35pm on Thursday, December 23, after receiving reports of a man on the wrong side of the barrier.

The road was shut in both directions between the A11 and A140.

Emergency services including police negotiators were at the scene.

The road has been reopened.

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