A MAN found collapsed in Bradford city centre may have had a medical episode, it has emerged.

Police cordoned off an area around Sackville Street after a man was found collapsed early yesterday. Traffic was diverted away from the area.

Shortly after the discovery, West Yorkshire police said it was "uncertain as yet what has happened to him."

A statement issued yesterday morning said: "We are looking at CCTV. There are no witnesses. He's in hospital. We've taped off the scene in case it turns out he has been assaulted or takes a turn for the worse."

However, police have now released an updated statement.

A police spokesman said today that the collapsed man may have had a medical episode and there were no suspicious circumstances.

The man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. 

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Officers stood guard at three different points to protect the cordon that had been put in place.

An officer could be seen near the Provident building at the junction of Thornton Road, while another was stood at the top of Sackville Street and a third at a location on Sunbridge Road.

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