WOMAN rescued from Sunderland bridge

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A WOMAN had to be pulled to safety after standing on the wrong side of barriers at Wearmouth Bridge.

Fire crews, police, the coastguard and the ambulance service attended the scene about 10pm on Wednesday night.

The emergency services took about 20 minutes to persuade the woman to return to the right side of the barrier.

She was then detained by police under the mental health act.