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Update: Stockport trespass incident now resolved – Greater Manchester



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We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during yesterday’s (19/07) challenging trespass incident in Stockport, Greater Manchester, which continued into the early hours of this morning.

Shortly after 5.30am yesterday morning officers were called to Stockport Viaduct due to concerns for the welfare of a man on the tracks.

Specialist police officers, including a trained negotiator, attended and were supported by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service.

At approximately 3.40am this morning, a man in his fifties was taken to a place of safety, after being detained by officers. The man was not reported to have any serious injuries.

Superintendent Dave Oram said:

“The last 22 hours have been very challenging for all the emergency service personnel on scene - who have made every effort to bring this man to safety as quickly as possible, without risking his life or the lives of those trying to help him.

“We appreciate that this incident has also caused significant disruption and a great deal of frustration for those of you who have attempted to use the rail network in the Stockport area- and we would like to thank you for your patience and goodwill.”

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