Jump-threat woman saved from Sunderland bridge

WEARMOUTH BRIDGE ... the scene of last night's drama.
WEARMOUTH BRIDGE ... the scene of last night's drama.
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A WOMAN was brought to safety after threatening to jump from a bridge in Sunderland.

Emergency services were called to Wearmouth Bridge at 10.45pm last night where the 23-year-old had climbed up and was threatening to jump off.

Firemen got the lines ready to rescue her from the water, but a police officer managed to talk her into coming down and firefighters helped her from the ridge.

The incident lasted about an hour and the woman was taken into police care.