Man taken to hospital after incident at Preston Docks

A man who threatened to throw himself into Preston Docks in the early hours of this morning was safely taken to hospital, say fire services.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 8:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:24 am
Emergency services were called to the incident at around 2.20am following a "concern for welfare" report.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 2.20am following a "concern for welfare" report.

A police negotiator spent around an hour-and-a-half talking to the man.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were called out to reports of a distressed man at Preston Docks.

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"The man was threatening to jump into the water.

"We were deployed but thankfully we were not required to take any action."

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance.