Man detained following Colchester road closure

Essex Police have closed North Station Road in Colchester following concerns over the welfare of a m

Essex Police have closed North Station Road in Colchester following concerns over the welfare of a man. Pictures: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

Essex Police have detained a man in Colchester after concerns for his welfare sparked a road closure this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene near Colchester town centre at 11.45am this morning following concerns for a mans welfare.

The North Station Road section of the A134 connecting Colchester Station to the Essex Hall roundabout had been closed.

Police have since confirmed via Twitter that a man has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

The road’s closure had caused delays around the town centre, with local buses diverted and services for West Bergholt “severely delayed”.


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Earlier this afternoon, a spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man in North Station Road at around 11.45am today (Wednesday, March 13).

“We’ve closed the road while the incident is ongoing.

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“We’re advising motorists to avoid the area if they can.”

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