Man detained under Mental Health Act after Grantham road closed off for several hours

Avenue Road in Grantham, was cordoned off by police.

Avenue Road in Grantham, was cordoned off by police.

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Police detained a man under the Mental Health Act following reports of someone refusing to come down from a first floor balcony on Friday.

Officers cordoned off a section of Avenue Road for several hours from about 3.30pm. An ambulance crew was also at the scene.

Rush-hour motorists faced lengthy queues as they were diverted along Castlegate and around the scene.