Man dies after falling from Wearmouth Bridge

Police on Wearmouth Bridge this afternoon
Police on Wearmouth Bridge this afternoon

A man has died after falling from Wearmouth Bridge this afternoon.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were called at 3.30pm after concern was raised for a man on the bridge.

Traffic on the Wearmouth Bridge today. Picture by @NECATraffic

Traffic on the Wearmouth Bridge today. Picture by @NECATraffic

The spokesman said: "Officers attended and attempted to speak to the man. The man subsequently fell from the bridge and sadly died."

Motorists are advised there may be traffic delays in the area.