Cottingham incident brought to safe conclusion

East Riding of Yorkshire

6 Dec 2018

Dunswell Road in Cottingham was re-opened just before midnight last night following a report yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 5 December) of concerns for the safety a man at a property in the area.

A call was received at around 4.20pm yesterday that there were concerns for the man at an address in the area. 

It required a section of Dunswell Road to be closed while specialist officers were deployed to manage the situation and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

The man is now safe and is in our custody. No one was hurt.

Chief Inspector Paul Butler said: “I do appreciate the impact the closure of Dunswell Road during rush hour traffic will have had, and I want to offer my thanks to the public for their patience and understanding during this incident. 

“We had to ensure that there was no imminent threat or danger to the public. 

“Closing the road was a precautionary measure to maintain a level of safety and to continue to protect those in the local community. The incident has now been safely resolved.

“My thanks goes to my officers and staff for their professionalism and to everyone involved or affected.  

“Our priority is always to ensure everyone’s safety and we will always look to resolve any incident as swiftly as possible and bring a situation to a safe conclusion.”