Police incident at Fox Hill Road comes to an end

Written by Sophie Watson

A man has been taken into the care of emergency services after they were called out to a Sheffield street this afternoon.

Concerns for a man’s safety had been raised in Fox Hill Road, near Firth Park, at around 2pm.

Police closed off the area between Wilcox Street and Browning Road and South Yorkshire Fire Services were also sent out to assist.

Credit: Megan Thomas

At the time, South Yorkshire Police responded with this statement: “Emergency services are currently on scene at reports of concern for a man’s safety on Fox Hill Road in Sheffield.

“Road closures between Wilcox Road and Browning Road are in place while officers carry out their work.”

16:05pm: In the closed off area, our correspondent Megan Thomas reports there is a man talking through a sky light window to police down below, and a woman is currently sat outside a house, wrapped in a foil blanket.

16:12pm: Police appear to be putting on protective clothing, Megan has witnessed.

16:25pm:The police have chainsawed down a door. It has been witnessed that it was the door of the man who was previously speaking to police through a skylight window.


Written by Sophie Watson

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