Update on Sheffield Parkway incident as police feared for man on bridge

The Sheffield Parkway has reopened following fears for a man on a bridge over the inbound carriageway.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 6:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 9:16 pm
The scene on the Sheffield Parkway where police were concerned over the wellbeing of a man

Police had closed both carriageways due the presence of a man sitting on the bridge at Bernard Road, just before the turnoff for Derek Dooley Way.

An eyewitness report said a man was sat on the edge of the bridge, facing traffic heading into the city.

Roads around the area were gridlocked, with traffic unable to leave the city via Derek Dooley Way.

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But the man has since climbed back onto Bernard Road, with police satisfied over his safety.

A larger volume of traffic heading into the city centre was expected this evening with Sheffield United hosting Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane in a 7.45pm kick-off.

But the Parkway was reopened in enough time to allow supporters to reach the stadium.

South Yorkshire Police has been contacted.

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