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Police called out to two 'vulnerable' men on M6 bridges in space of four hours

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

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POLICE attended two separate incidents of vulnerable people on bridges over the M6 last night, engaging with them and ensuring they were taken to a place of safety and given the right support.

Officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group and Staffordshire Police were first called at around 8.25pm to reports of a vulnerable male on an M6 bridge over the A518 near Weston Downs.

The incident was resolved at around 8.50 after officers with CMPG (@CMPG) tweeting the man was ‘safe and well’ shortly afterwards.

Officers found themselves called out again at 11:30pm to a similar incident on the Whitmore Road bridge over the M6 in Hanchurch near Newcastle.

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A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We responded to reports of a man in distress.

“Officers engaged with the man and took him to a place of safety.”

CMPG (@CMPG) again tweeted following the incident to say: “Staffordshire Colleagues have ensured that a male on another Motorway bridge over the M6 is now safe and well and getting the right support.

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