Police give update after incident on the A189 sees big emergency service presence

Picture: NORTH EAST LIVE TRAFFIC
Picture: NORTH EAST LIVE TRAFFIC

A North East bridge has seen one lane closed and a large police presence this morning after an incident.

The A189 was partially closed this morning after a man was found on the wrong side of the railings on Redheugh Bridge.

Police and emergency services soon closed one lane and a number of fire engines, ambulances and police cars were on the bridge.

Northumbria Police later confirmed that the incident was due to a man being found on the wrong side of the railings.

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A spokesperson for the force said: “Shortly before 7.05am today (Monday) Police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man on the Redheugh Bridge.

“Officers and emergency services attended the scene where they found a man on the wrong side of the railings.

“He has since been brought to safety, and is currently in the care of medical professionals.”

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