M65 closed as man is talked down from bridge

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PART of the M65 in Burnley was closed for almost an hour early this morning after a man was spotted hanging over the motorway bridge.

The incident happened at 1-47 a.m. on the bridge at junction 11 on the westbound carriageway, close to the turn-off for Burnley town centre.

Police managed to talk down the 24-year-old, who they said was under the influence alcohol, and he was due to undergo a mental health assessment.