Carlisle road shut over ‘concern for welfare’ of man

A road in Carlisle city centre was closed by police as they spoke to a man at a railway bridge.

Cumbria Police were called to Crown Street at around 9pm last night (April 26) to ‘concern for the welfare of a man’. The road was closed in both directions as officers dealt with the incident.

National Rail said it led to temporary disruptions on the railway with services “delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised”. Cumbria Police gave an update at 9.45pm saying the incident was resolved safely and the man was being supported by North West Ambulance Service staff.

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In a statement on Twitter at around 9pm, police said: “Cumbria Police are currently in attendance at Crown Street in Carlisle, responding to concern for the welfare of a man at the railway bridge.

“People are asked to avoid the area whilst officers work to resolve the situation safely for all.” The 9.45pm update read: “”This incident has been resolved safely and the man is being assisted by colleagues from NWAS. Thank you to everyone for your patience.”

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Lancs Live – Cumbria