Police talk man down from Valley Bridge

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Police negotiators have talked a “distressed” young man down from Valley Bridge tonight.

They were called at around 7.25pm this evening (Monday) after they came across the man on the railings.

They immediately closed the bridge to traffic and pedestrians and spent around 40 minutes talking to the man who is believed to be from the Scarborough area.

He came down peacefully and was placed in the care of a local mental health team and was also assessed by ambulance staff at the scene.

Paul Richardson from North Yorkshire Police told the Scarborough News: “We took the decision to close the area to negotiate with the male, provide a sterile area for the police to work and protect the public.

“It was a good outcome, he is safe and well and we are working with the street triage mental health team to assess his neeeds.”

The road was re-opened around 8.30pm.