Woman released after Saltburn seafront stand-off

Armed policeman on Saltburn seafront. Photo taken by Phil Barnes
Image caption Armed police were called to Saltburn seafront

A 40-year-old woman who was detained under the Mental Health Act following a stand-off on Saltburn seafront has been released into the care of her family.

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

Armed officers and negotiators attended and talked to the woman until she was detained at 19:20 GMT.

Medical professionals will now give her help and support, said Cleveland Police.

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

Police say no further action will be taken.

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