River rescue and arrest

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Police had to call the assistance of the fire brigade when arresting a man who was found in a Burnley river.

The 29-year-old man was spotted by a police officer at 1-20am in the River Brun at Cow Lane.

Firefighters pulled the man from the river using a ladder before he was arrested on suspicion of an assault at the Brickmaker’s Arms on Sunday night. He is currently in police custody.