Man threatened to jump from Wearmouth Bridge

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A MAN threatened to jump from the Wearmouth Bridge yesterday.

Drivers on the A1018 spotted the 22-year-old on the wrong side of the bridge’s railings and police and fire and rescue officers rushed to the scene, eventually managing to talk him down.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman confirmed: “We had a call at 5.20pm of concern for a man who was on the wrong side of the railings on the Wearmouth Bridge.

“Officers attended and the man was brought to safety.

“He was detained under the Mental Health Act.”