This is why there was a large police presence in Sheffield today

Officers seen travelling in a convoy of police cars through Sheffield this morning were responding to concerns about a man spotted walking along railway tracks in the city, it has emerged.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 13:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th April 2019, 17:28 pm
Police officers responded to concerns about a man spotted on tracks off Aston Street, Wybourn, this morning

The alarm was raised after a man was seen on tracks between Aston Street and the Team Knowhow officers in Wybourn at around 9am.

Concerns residents said they saw a convoy of police cars travelling through the city and the police helicopter in the air.

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