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Police incident in Chester shuts A51 for number of hours

Road through Vicars Cross closed on Monday night

A 'police incident' caused the A51 in Chester to be closed for a number of hours.

Vicars Cross Road had to be shut from about 9pm on Monday (April 24).

It had reopened by Tuesday morning.

Cheshire Police put the closure in place between the junction with A41 and the Shell petrol station at the corner of Green Lane.

Officers in cars with flashing blue lights could be seen parked at either end of the shut stretch of road.

The force tweeted it was due to an 'incident' and have not yet confirmed the full details.

The police helicopter could also be heard hovering above the city before midnight.

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