Man talked down from Sunderland bridge

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A MAN threatening to jump off Wearmouth Bridge was talked down by police in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services, including fire crews, were called to the bridge at 1.30am today following reports of concern for the man’s welfare.

Police officers spoke to the man, who is believed to be in his mid 30s, and after about two hours he was safely brought off the bridge.