Police explain why Narborough Road in Leicester was closed for two hours

Police have released details of an incident last night in which a man climbed onto a railway bridge over Narborough Road in the West End area of Leicester. The road was closed for about two hours while police negotiated with the man.

He eventually came down from the bridge at about 9.45pm and was taken into custody by officers from British Transport Police, who are responsible for dealing with railway trespass incidents. Teams from Leicestershire Police, Network Rail and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were present throughout the emergency.

Leicestershire Police said in a statement this morning: “Just after 7.30pm yesterday a report was received regarding concern for a man on a bridge in Narborough Road. Officers attended and to ensure the safety of the man.

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“The road was closed. The man came down from the bridge at his own accord shortly before 9.45pm and was taken into custody by officers from British Transport Police.”

A person at the scene told LeicestershireLive last night: “There was quite a number of police cars here as well as a couple of fire engines – it all looked very dramatic. The main thing is that I hope this man is okay.”

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News