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Live as police cordon off town centre road after ‘man seen on bridge’

Written by on 28/09/2020

Police have cordoned off a busy road in Barnsley town centre after reports of a man seen on a bridge.

West Way dual carriageway, which is a major thoroughfare in the centre of Barnsley, has been sealed off by South Yorkshire Police, according to multiple eyewitnesses.

A man is allegedly on the bridge in Pitt Street and officers are currently at the scene with West Way closed in both directions.

One person said: “Westway is closed from Alhambra to town end both ways. Police [are] on scene attending to a gentleman over the rails on the bridge on Pitt Street.”

Another said: “Barnsley’s Westway dual carriageway near town centre is closed with a man on the bridge which carrys Pitt St overhead.”

We will keep you updated on this ongoing incident in our live blog which will load below.