M65 in Burnley closed after woman threatened to jump

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A stretch of the M65 in Burnley had to be closed last night after a woman threatened to jump off a motorway bridge.

Police closed the eastbound carriageway at junction 10 around 9-10pm after the 20-year-old threatened to jump of the bridge at Gannow. When officers arrived they found the woman had climbed over the railings. They managed to pull her back over the railings and she was taken to Burnley General Hospital where she was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The motorway was re-opened shortly afterwards.