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Emergency services called to person threatening to harm themselves at block of Gidea Park flats

PUBLISHED: 16:13 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 January 2019

Police and emergency services in Elvet Avenue in Gidea Park. Photo: Francesca Leslie Willson

Police and emergency services in Elvet Avenue in Gidea Park. Photo: Francesca Leslie Willson

Francesca Leslie Willson

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

Police and emergency services were called to a block of flats in Gidea Park after a person was threatening to harm themselves.

Emergency services were called at around 10.30am on Wednesday (January 9) to the incident at Victoria House in Durham Avenue.

Officers spoke to the person involved and managed to reach a “peaceful solution” at around 9pm.

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokeswoman said an incident response officer and an ambulance crew were sent to the scene.

The Samaritans charity is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Call 116 123.

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