M6 closed at Preston as police responded to reports of man on a bridge

Police implemented a rolling roadblock on the M6 this evening after reports of a man on a bridge near to the Tickled Trout at Preston.

Monday, 21st January 2019, 9:56 pm
Updated Monday, 21st January 2019, 11:15 pm
Police closed both carriageways for a time

The drama unfolded just before 10pm this evening.

Traffic was taken off the motorway at junction 32 southbound and junction 31 northbound.

Just before 11pm, a spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "This evening police responded to reports of a man on a bridge over the M6 at J 31.

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"The incident caused disruption to the road network but was concluded safely and roads re-opened.

"Many thanks for your patience. The man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act."