Police close Itchen Bridge after drunk woman is seen on Bridge para pit

police close itchen bridge after drunk woman is seen on bridge para pit

Itchen bridge has been closed this morning after a person has been seen threatening to jump off the bridge.
Police have sealed off the bridge in both directions after they were called to reports of a person threatened to leap from the structure this morning. The woman can be seen over the para pit has been described by Police as high risk. A number of officers are talking to the woman.

The bridge was closed at just before 2:00am.Two lifeboat and a coastguard rescue team from Hillhead have also been called to the scene. An ambulance can also be seen park in the middle of the bridge.

A police spokeswoman said: “We are dealing with an incident on the Itchen Bridge we have sent a number of specialist officers to the scene.”
Just after 3:20am this morning emergency services successfully talked the woman down to safety and is now being treated by South Central Ambulance Service.