People cover bridge in important messages on getting help and calling Samaritans

Gut-wrenching messages left at the scene of young Swindon woman's death
Gut-wrenching messages left at the scene of young Swindon woman's death

A Wroughton bridge that passes over the M4 has been marked with grafitti urging people to seek help or to call Samaritans.

This comes after the death of 21-year-old Jodie Costello, who died after falling from the bridge onto the motorway below on October 1 - the second death within the last year with 19-year-old Mia Fahy also losing her life there in December 2021.

Among flowers, balloons and cards left in tribute for Jodie, are messages written onto the bridge itself in black marker pen

These messages are an effort from those that are grieving to prevent and discourage further tragedy by reminding people that help is out there.

One message said: "If something's bothering you then talk to someone. You are loved."

"Someone loves you, please speak to someone 116 123," another person wrote.

Someone else added: "You are not alone, call on 116 123 Samaritans helpline."

Samaritan's posters have been added to the ends of the bridge that people would have to walk past, but these messages are on the railing in the middle.

If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out for support. Contact the Samaritans in confidence and for free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, on 116 123.