BREAKING NEWS: Serious police incident closes major route in Northampton

A major road in Northampton had to be closed after a man placed himself 'in a position of danger' on a railway bridge.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 1:38 pm
Police dealing with the incident in Spencer Bridge Road, Northampton NNL-160526-121925001

The Spencer Bridge Road was shut westbound between the Super Sausage cafe and the Gladstone Road junction shortly before noon.

The road is now reopened after the incident was safely resolved.

A police spokeswoman said: “A man had placed himself in a position of danger over the railway bridge. He is now safely in police custody.”

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Queuing traffic had affected Gladstone Road, St Andrews Road and Grafton Street.

Trains leaving Northampton station were also delayed, though operators London Midland had initially tweeted the delays were due to “trespassers on the line.”