A MAN has been taken to hospital following an incident which closed Worcester Bridge.

Firefighters, police and ambulances were called to the city's main bridge and closed off Bridge Street at about 7.30pm last night (Tuesday, May 14). 

The man was threatening to jump off the bridge and was handed over to the care of the West Midlands Ambulance Service who took the man to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "One crew from Worcester Fire Station, plus the water first responders from Malvern and boat crews from Worcester and Evesham, were called at 6.40pm on May 14 to the A44 Worcester Bridge where a man was threatening to jump.

"The bridge was closed in both directions.

"The man was handed over to the care of the police who attended along with the ambulance service.  

"There were no casualties."

Worcester News:

At least four marked police cars and one unmarked police car attended.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We received a call around 7.25pm yesterday evening with the concern for the safety of a man at Worcester Bridge.

"Officers attended the incident and located the man who was passed into the care of the appropriate health service."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to concern for a patient’s welfare at Worcester Bridge in Worcester at around 7.25pm.

"An ambulance and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews found a man.

"Once brought to safety, the man was assessed by ambulance staff and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital."

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