Man threatened to kill himself

Moss Lane, Platt Bridge
Moss Lane, Platt Bridge

A MAN was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment after threatening to take his own life.

Police were called to an address on Moss Lane in Platt Bridge just after 3pm yesterday (Monday).

After several hours of negotiations, the 39-year-old was eventually taken to Wigan Infirmary.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to an address on Moss Lane just after 3pm to reports of a man threatening to take his own life.

“A specially trained negotiator attended as well as a number of other officers too.

“The incident lasted for several hours before the man was taken to Wigan Infirmary for a mental health assessment.”