Emergency services called to Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge after concern for the welfare of a woman

Police and paramedics were called to the Northern Spire bridge this evening.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:24 pm

Emergency services attended the Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland just before 8 pm on Friday, July 30, following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman.

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said it dispatched three crews from its Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

A NEAS spokesperson said: “We were called to the Northern Spire Bridge at 7.47pm this evening following concerns for a woman’s welfare. We dispatched three crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team and were stood down on scene by the police.”

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Emergency services were called to the Northern Spire on Friday, July 30.

Northumbria Police confirmed there was a “police incident” on the bridge involving a person in “distressed condition” and added that the incident has now been resolved.

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