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A52 closed due to 'serious' police incident

The A52 in Nottinghamshire is closed in both directions between the A46 (Saxondale) and the A1 (Grantham) due to a Police led incident near Bingham.

Nottinghamshire Police advise the road is closed in both directions due to a serious incident near Bingham. Police have confirmed the closure is expected to remain in place for a protracted period of time. No further details have been provided at this stage, although this is an ongoing incident.

Part of the road closure near Bingham. Photo: NEMM

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: "Road closures are currently in place following a serious police incident on the A52 in Bingham. Please avoid the A52 Bingham Bypass, between Grantham Road and Tithby Road, which will remain closed for some time. Traffic will be diverted through Bingham Town Centre."

The full diversion is:

Road users travelling eastbound are advised to follow the below diversion:

  • From the A52 Saxondale Island, take the exit onto the A46 and continue north for 21.9km until the roundabout with the A1/A17.

  • At this roundabout, take the A1 southbound exit and follow the A1 for 23.5km until the A52 junction at Barrowby.

  • At the top of the slip road rejoin the A52.

Road users travelling westbound are advised to follow the below diversion:

  • From the A52 junction with the A1, take the northbound entry slip road for the A1 north and continue on the A1 for 23.5km.

  • Take the exit slip road at Newark and head south on the A46 for 21.9km to re-join the westbound A52 at Saxondale roundabout

The whole A52 is closed between Saxondale and Grantham due to a serious police incident. Photo: NEMM

If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.

An update issued by Nottinghamshire Police just before 10am on Thursday morning has confirmed that the Independent Office For Police Conduct (IOPC) is leading the investigation.

The IOPC investigate the most serious complaints and conduct matters involving the police, and they set the standards by which the police should handle complaints.

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