Derbyshire officers help 'suicidal male' who 'doused himself' with petrol

Photo by @DerbyshireARU on Twitter

Derbyshire's Armed response policing unit have confirmed on Twitter they attended an incident where a missing suicidal male had doused himself in petrol last night.

@DerbyshireARU said: "A missing suicidal male in Buxton is now getting the help he needs.

"Spotted by officers in his vehicle, but made off. He stopped when we got behind him and swift action prevented him igniting the petrol he had doused himself with. Now getting help he needs. Great work by all."

The unit also tweeted: "In addition, we attended a robbery at a branch of Ladbrokes in Chesterfield, a drug induced domestic in Whitwell, assisted RPU with a drink driver (who had a knuckle duster on him), and numerous other incidents overnight."

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