Ma­jor road closed for one hour

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

FEARS for the safety of a man on a bridge caused traf­fic chaos yes­ter­day on a ma­jor ar­te­rial road.

Po­lice were forced to shut the A47 Soke Park­way for about an hour from 9.55am.

Of­fi­cers closed the ma­jor road be­tween junc­tion 15, with the Nene Park­way and junc­tion 16, with Bret­ton Gate, while talk­ing to the man.

They per­suaded him to come down and re­opened the road shortly be­fore 11am.

Driv­ers re­ported sit­ting in traf­fic for more than 40 min­utes and some cars reversed down slip roads.

Af­ter po­lice talked the man down from the bridge, which links Tir­ring­ton, South Bret­ton, with the other-side of the park­way, he was de­tained for a few hours and taken to the Cavell Cen­tre, next to Peter­bor­ough City Hospi­tal.

me­mo­rial: The teams from Gun­thorpe and Stan­ground Academy tak­ing part in the foot­ball match in mem­ory of Richard Shaw, pic­tured inset.

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