A LARGE emergency service presence closed Worcester Bridge amid concern for a man's welfare.

Police, ambulance and fire and rescue crews all attended Worcester Bridge on Monday evening (December 11).

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said emergency services were at the city's main bridge for more than an hour.

Police officers closed off the bridge to traffic heading towards New Road and St John's.

A fire service spokesperson said: "A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crew from Worcester Fire Station was called at 8.12pm on Monday, December11, to the A44 Worcester Bridge where a man in his 20s was threatening to jump.

"Police and ambulance also attended and the man left the scene with a relative.

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 9.22pm."

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An eyewitness said they saw a lot of police vehicles overlooking the river when driving past the scene.

They said: “There are two police cars on the bridge, one was a van.

“A lot of police stood by the wall on the left overlooking the river. One police car overtook me to block off the road to cars.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance at the scene.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 8.29pm on Monday (December 11) to an incident on Worcester Bridge in Worcester.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a mental heath response vehicle attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found a man who was assessed by ambulance staff at the scene.

"He did not require further treatment and received self care advice before being discharged.”

West Mercia Police received a call to attend the scene at approximately 8pm on Monday, December 11, with concern for a man’s welfare.

A spokesperson said: "Officers attended the incident and following full support from the police, the man was taken to safety."


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