Man who climbed 105 metres to the top of Northern Spire Bridge in the middle of the night released from custody

The man who climbed to the top of the Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland in the early hours of Sunday June 16 has been released from police custody.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 14:47 pm
Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland

The man who climbed to the top of the Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland in the early hours last Sunday has been released from police custody.

Just after 3am, emergency services were called to reports of a man climbing to the peak of the Northern Spire Bridge.

Police, RNLI, and the fire bridage all attended and saw a man standing at the very top of the bridge, 105 metres, or about 344ft above the River Wear.

After more than an hour, the 35-year-old male was convinced to come down and was arrested for public nuicence.

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Following an investigation, Northumbria police released the man without charge and is taking no further action.

The Northern Spire opened on August 28 last year. The three-span cable-stayed structure, construction began in May 2015.