Bridge closed after reports of 'distressed' man at the scene

The bridge at Castleford.
The bridge at Castleford.

A main bridge into Castleford was closed in the early hours of this morning after reports of a 'distressed' man at the scene.

Police closed off the bridge at Lock Lane shortly before 4am after being contacted by the ambulance service.

The man was talked down safely at 4.44am and taken to hospital.

The bridge was re-opened a short time later.