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Tunnel closed as Police bring man to safety

Tunnel closed as Police bring man to safety

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Tunnel closed as Police bring man to safety

The Tunnel and Pier Road were closed for around three hours this morning as more than a dozen police officers helped to bring a man threatening to jump into the traffic, to safety.

Police said they received a '999' call alerting them to a "mental health incident" around 05:33 this morning.

The Tunnel was subsequently closed in both directions by 05:42, with commuters urged to find alternative routes.

In total, 12 Police officers assisted by two Honorary Officers intervened to help safely detain the man.

The Tunnel was reopened at 08:13.

A spokesperson confirmed that the male, who was in his 40s, will now have a mental health assessment.

They added that no one was hurt during the process.

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