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POLICE CLOSE NEWPORT HIGH STREET AS TEEN THREATENS TO JUMP

UPDATED: Police have closed the upper part of Newport High Street tonight (Wednesday) as a result of an ongoing incident.

Officers are stopping vehicles from travelling down the one-way road from its junction with Drill Hall Road.

Southern Vectis say their Route 7 buses are diverting via Whitepit Lane until further notice.

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UPDATE @ 21:23 – Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 15-year-old teenage boy took up position on the roof of Poundland, indicating he wanted to jump.

Thankfully, the incident has now been brought to a safe conclusion and the road has been re-opened.

Firefighters from Newport’s Green Watch were mobilised to the scene to assist Police colleagues.

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