A grade II listed bridge near Tenbury Wells has collapsed.

West Mercia Police say officers have gone to Eastham Bridge, Lindridge after receiving a call to say the bridge had collapsed at around 3.30pm.

A police spokeswoman said there were no reports of anyone injured but a police helicopter has been scrambled to investigate further.

An eyewitness, Alan Sheldon, of Worcester, was just 50 yards away from the bridge when he saw it collapse into the water below.

"The first thing I heard was the sound of rock falling into water.

"My first thought was that there had been some kids throwing stones into the water from the bridge.

"But, within a few seconds, the complete left hand span collapsed into the river below and shortly afterwards the middle span also went.

"As far as I could see there was no one on the bridge but shortly afterwards two mini buses turned the corner but were able to stop short of where it collapsed.

Mr Sheldon, 49, an angler who works at Worcester Cathedral, said it was his first time at Tenbury fishing on the River Teme.

He is a member of Birmingham Anglers' Association that has a car park at the site for its members.

The C2091 has been closed and traffic is being diverted via the A443 to Tenbury Wells or Newnham Bridge.

A highways team from Worcestershire County Council has also gone to the scene.

A spokesman for the council said: "Highways engineers are on site to assess the damage and ensure the area is safe. 

"Diversions are currently being arranged. An investigation has started to look into what happened."

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