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A14 reopened near Bury St Edmunds after fears over woman’s safety lead to full closure

PUBLISHED: 14:49 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 21 February 2017

Stock image of the A14 Risby area. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Stock image of the A14 Risby area. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police closed a section of the A14 near Bury St Edmunds today after fears were raised over a woman’s safety.

Suffolk Constabulary received reports from concerned members of the public that a woman was “close” to walking out on to the eastbound carriage of the A14, close to junction 43 (St Saviours Interchange) and a Tesco supermarket at around 1.50pm.

Officers attended the incident and closed the A14 in both directions between junction 43 and junction 44.

The woman has been detained and has been taken away from the scene by paramedics after an ambulance was also called.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary added: “The woman is now in the care of health carers.”

Police have confirmed the A14 reopened shortly after the woman was taken into care.

The AA reported that the average speed in the area is 15mph, and warned of “increasing delays”.

Delays have dissipated, but the ongoing roadworks and temporary 40mph limit at Rougham is still causing some congestion in the area.

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