Police say man is safe after incident in Cottingham

Police say a man is safe and in custody after an incident in Cottingham last night, which led to Dunswell Road being closed last night for nearly eight hours.

Officers were called to the area following reports of concerns for the safety of a man.

Chief Inspector Paul Butler's thanked the public for their patience, saying the road was closed as a precautionary measure to maintain a level of safety.

He says: "I do appreciate the impact the closure of Dunswell Road during rush hour traffic will have had, and I want to offer my thanks to the public for their patience and understanding during this incident. 

"We had to ensure that there was no imminent threat or danger to the public. 

"Closing the road was a precautionary measure to maintain a level of safety and to continue to protect those in the local community. The incident has now been safely resolved.

"My thanks goes to my officers and staff for their professionalism and to everyone involved or affected.  

"Our priority is always to ensure everyone’s safety and we will always look to resolve any incident as swiftly as possible and bring a situation to a safe conclusion."

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