BREAKING: Road closed by police in Mansfield over concerns for a person's safety

The A617 has been closed near Rainworth between Southwell Road West and Kirklington Road
The A617 has been closed near Rainworth between Southwell Road West and Kirklington Road

Police have closed a major road in Mansfield in both directions.

The A617 has been closed near Rainworth between Southwell Road West and Kirklington Road.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “We were called to reports of concern for a person’s safety at around 12.54pm this afternoon on the A617 at Rainworth.

“It is an ongoing incident, officers remain at the scene.”

The closure is causing a queue to form on the B0620 through Rainworth village and at the roundabout at the A617.

We will update you as we know more.