Man on wrong side of bridge over A19 brought to safety

The incident happened over the A19 in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.
The incident happened over the A19 in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.

A man who had climbed onto the wrong side of railings over a A19 crossing has been helped by police.

Officers from Northumbria Police were called to the pedestrian bridge between Town End Farm and Nissan at 9.50am today after the man was spotted.

The incident was resolved by 10.30am, when he was brought to safety.

The force says he is now getting the assistance he needs.

There was no disruption to traffic.