School Road Kiveton: Why police had to close busy road near Rotherham

'Police incident' reported as road closed and traffic diverted near Sheffield and Rotherham

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Traffic is being diverted after a busy South Yorkshire road was closed due to a police incident this afternoon.

Bus operator Stagecoach has reported the incident, with School Road, Kiveton, closed, just after 12noon.

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Stagecoach Yorkshire said in a statement: "Due to a police incident closing School Road at Kiveton, our 21 Service, Rotherham, Harthill, Rotherham will be diverting, along the A57, Todwick to Harthill, in both directions.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "We were called to reports of a concern for safety for a man on School Road, Wales, at 11.40am today (14 November) and officers remain at the scene."