Man in hospital after serious police incident in Devon town

Police and ambulance crews on  Bridgland Street
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A man has been rushed to hospital following an emergency incident in Devon today (July 2). Police and ambulance crews were called to reports of a concern for welfare of a man on a street in Bideford just before midday.

An eyewitness said there was a large number of police and ambulance personnel in Bridgeland Street. They said: "Happening now Bridgeland Street, Bideford. Not sure what actually happening. Police have closed the road. Ambulance there now too. Six police cars and one ambulance".

Emergency services searched the area and located the man. He was taken to North Devon District Hospital.

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It is not known at this time if the man suffered any injuries. Bridgeland Street was closed for some time, but has since reopened.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at around 11.40am on Tuesday 2 July following reports of a concern for welfare for a male in Bideford.

"The ambulance service was also called. The man was located by officers and taken to North Devon District Hospital."

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