Police called to deal with welfare concern in Suffolk village

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Police have closed off a road in Tunstall. Stock image - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A road in a Suffolk village was closed this evening following welfare concerns for a man. 

Suffolk police were at Street Farm in Tunstall for a number of hours with residents having spotted emergency vehicles arriving throughout the day. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed late on Friday evening that there had been welfare concerns for a man at an address in the village and that police had been trying to engage with him. 

"At approximately 2.30pm, today, Friday, April 23 , police attended an address in Street Farm Close, Tunstall, following a concern for the welfare of a man," said the spokesman. 

"A number of officers are in attendance at the address but the man is refusing to engage or leave the property.

"A temporary road closure has been put place as a precaution while officers continue to enter into negotiations with the man.

"The incident is contained within the address and there is no wider threat to the public."

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The man was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act at approximately 9.15pm.

The incident was safely resolved and no one was injured.