Major Rugby road closed due to ongoing incident

Police have closed a major Rugby road due to an ongoing incident.

Monday, 16th October 2017, 4:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:15 pm
Police at the Avon Mill roundabout, looking north on Leicester Road. Credit: Tom Buxton.

Police have closed a section of the A426 (Leicester Road) between the Tesco roundabout and the Avon Mill roundabout due to an ongoing incident.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: "Police were called at 2.30pm today, Monday October 16, following concerns for the welfare of a man sitting on the foot bridge located by the Peugeot garage on the A426, Leicester Road, Rugby.

"Police negotiators are currently at the scene and talking to a man in his 20s.

"Emergency services are in attendance.

The link road to the Junction One retail park from the A426 has also been closed to traffic.

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