Police talk down suicide bid man on Burnley culvert

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Police negotiators managed to talk down a man threatening to throw himself off the culvert in Yorkshire Street last night.

The 30-year-old was spotted on the culvert around 6-45pm on Wednesday and police treated it as “a concern for safety”.

A police spokesman said: “Part of Yorkshire Street was cordoned off and an ambulance mobilised as trained officers spoke to the man who was straddling the culvert.

“The man was being treated as a concern for safety because he was threatening to harm himself. Thankfully he was talked down around 7-05pm and taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital as a precaution.”