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Public help police with 'intoxicated man running on A47' near King's Lynn




Police have thanked people who helped to assist with an intoxicated man on the A47 near Lynn last night.

A man was arrested and given a fixed penalty notice following the incident, which happened on the section of the route between Middleton and North Runcton.

Posting on social media, King's Lynn Police said: "A big thank you to the members of public who stopped and assisted officers with restraining an intoxicated male actively trying to resist and run onto the A47 this evening."

The public assisted officers in arresting an intoxicated man on the A47. Picture: King's Lynn Police
The public assisted officers in arresting an intoxicated man on the A47. Picture: King's Lynn Police

A Norfolk Police spokesman this morning confirmed that officers were called to the area at around 7pm on Thursday.

He said the man had shouted and sworn at officers and was arrested "for his own safety and safety of other road users" on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

He was taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Saddlebow and later given a fixed penalty notice before being released.



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