Man on wrong side of railings on Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland now safe

Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland.
Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland.

Police officers were called to Wearmouth Bridge after a man was spotted on the wrong side of the railings.

The bridge was closed to pedestrians as they dealt with the incident.

However, a short time later the man climbed back over the railings to safety.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "The man is now safely down from the railings."

The man was first seen on the wrong side of the railings at 10.35am.