NEWSFLASH: Police detain man who threatened to jump off bridge in Melton

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Police have detained a man who threatened to jump off a railway bridge on Dalby Road, Melton, this afternoon (Thursday).

Officers who feared for the man’s safety had to close the road and trains were delayed.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “We received a call at about 12.30pm by a member of the public concerned for the man’s welfare.

“Officers who arrived on the scene managed to safely detain the man in question and he was taken into custody.

The incident ended at about 1.45pm.”

More to follow.