Police disclose why major Northampton road was shut over the weekend

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police has today confirmed the reason why the A45 was shut, both ways, over the weekend.

Monday, 30th April 2018, 3:41 pm
Updated Monday, 30th April 2018, 5:47 pm
Traffic over the weekend was backlogged from Earls Barton to Hardingstone due to a police incident.

The A45 in Northampton was closed westbound between the A43 (Riverside) and the A428/A5095 (Barnes Meadow) due to a 'police incident', Highways England reported on Saturday.

There was also a closure on the eastbound carriageway at the A428/A5095 junction with traffic able to use the exit and entry slip roads to pass.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police confirmed the county force was called at about 9:45am on April 28th over safety concerns for a member of the public and the road was closed east and westbound while officers dealt with the incident.

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A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 9.47am on 28 April to a person experiencing a medical emergency near the A45.

"We sent a paramedic in an ambulance car, a crewed ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team, and one patient was taken to Northampton General Hospital.”