A MAN has been detained under the Mental Health Act after a "police incident" caused major delays across the borough.

Officers were forced to close a number of road during the four-hour effort to talk him down from a bridge over the A666.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "We were called shortly after 6.20am to reports of a man on a bridge.

"Emergency services were in attendance and engaging with the man, and a number of road closures were put in place.

"A man has been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, and all cordons have been lifted."

The incident was centred on Bradford Street, with St Peter's Way closed between Topp Way and Raikes Lane, Bradford Street closed from Castle Street towards the bridge, and Bridgeman Place closed from Manchester Road.

Traffic has now been released, although some congestion in the area may remain.

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place to talk for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Call 116 123 (this number is free to call and will not appear on your phone bill), 01204 521200 or email jo@samaritans.org