Armley Gyratory incident: Police close major Leeds road during rush hour over safety concerns for man on footbridge

Police have been called out to a busy road in Armley after safety concerns were raised for a man on a bridge.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 10:41 am
The A647 Canal Street is closed both ways causing heavy traffic from Branch Road to Armley Gyratory (Photo: Google)

The man was seen on the wrong side of the railings on a footbridge over Canal Street, shortly after 7.40am.

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The road was closed in both directions as police, firefighters and paramedics were called out to help.

Officers talked to the man and brought him to safety shortly after 9am.

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Police close major Leeds road after man seen on wrong side of footbridge railings

Last updated: Friday, 17 September, 2021, 10:36

Police statement: Man brought to safety from footbridge

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 7.40am today, police were called to Canal Street, Armley, where a man was on the wrong side of the railings of a footbridge over the road.

“Emergency services attended and a road closure was put in place while officers engaged with the man to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“The man was brought to safety shortly after 9am and the road was reopened.”

Police have been called out to a busy road in Armley after safety concerns were raised for a man on a bridge.

The road has now reopened to traffic - but residual delays remain

Buses delayed by up to 30 minutes

Major delays across Leeds city centre

Photo: AA

Police close Canal Street in both directions causing heavy traffic near Armley Gyratory

We have contacted West Yorkshire Police for more information on this breaking incident.

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