Man climbs 105 metres to the top of Northern Spire Bridge in the middle of the night before being arrested

Emergency services spent an hour trying to get a man down from the 105 metre high Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 3:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 4:11 pm
Official opening of the Northern Spire bridge to traffic. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH CHRIS BOOTH

Just after 3.00am on Sunday morning, June 16 2019, emergency services were called to reports of a man climbing to the peak of the Northern Spire Bridge.

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Upon arrival, emergency services saw the man standing at the very top of the bridge, 105 metres, or around 340ft above the River Wear.

After more than an hour, the man agreed to climb down from the bridge to safety and was arrested.