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Woman detained after Saltburn seafront stand-off

Armed policeman on Saltburn seafront. Photo taken by Phil Barnes
Image caption An armed policeman on Saltburn seafront. Photo taken by Phil Barnes

A 40-year-old woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act following a stand-off on Saltburn seafront.

Cleveland Police received reports of woman believed to have suspicious items on her at about 11:00 GMT.

Armed officers, trained negotiators and emergency services attended the scene where they talked to the woman until she was detained at 19:20 GMT.

A police spokesperson said: "This was a fairly lengthy incident with a successful outcome."

All road closures are now removed, for pedestrians and traffic.

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