Roads reopen following police incident in Buxton town centre

The incident brought parts of Buxton town centre to a standstill.
The incident brought parts of Buxton town centre to a standstill.

Roads in Buxton have reopened following a major police incident in the town centre on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency services had been in attendance at the railway viaduct at the junction of Fairfield Road and Bridge Street since around 4pm.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said they attended due to "concerns about the safety of a man on a bridge on the A6 in Buxton".

Roads in the immediate area were closed off, resulting in huge tailbacks and congestion on surrounding routes. Public transport was also affected.

Police began lifting the cordon at around 6.45pm.

The spokesperson added a 30-year-old man from Buxton was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and ABH following the incident.