Man brought to safety after concerns raised on Sunderland’s Wearmouth Bridge

Concerns were raised for the man on Wearmouth Bridge.
Concerns were raised for the man on Wearmouth Bridge.

Police were called out to Sunderland’s Wearmouth Bridge last night after concerns were raised for a man.

The Sunderland Coastguard team attended the scene, as did officers from Northumbria Police, at about 11.30pm.

The man was eventually brought to safety.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 11.26pm on Wednesday, May 17, police received a report of concern for a man on Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland.

“Officers attended the scene and the man was brought to safety by 12.15am.”

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