A38 reopens after last night's police incident

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The A38 in Derby has reopened following a police incident last night which saw officers deal with a man standing on the wrong side of a bridge in Mickleover.

The main road was closed in both directions for around two hours from 10pm last night between junctions A5111 and the A516.

Derbyshire Roads Police Unit said the A38 northbound from Mickleover was closed due to a "male on the wrong side of Uttoxeter Road Bridge."

Police blocking the A38 southbound

Police blocking the A38 southbound

They also thanked drivers for being patient during the incident.

It led to traffic standstill with a number of motorists saying on social media they had been stuck for some time.

The road reopened at around midnight when the unit said the man was directed to the care of mental health services.

Highways England labelled it a "police-led incident" and at the time were asking drivers to be patient.

Twitter user Sarah Minall tweeted: "Worth being delayed for someone to get the help they need. Thank you for getting them that help."

And Louise Clarke tweeted: "Thanks @DerbyshireRPU - considering the situation it was quickly dealt with and thanks for the updates, always really useful when stuck with no idea what's happening.

"Glad for the safe outcome for the man."