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Man is talked down from bridge as motorway closed

The A3(M) was closed on Tuesday night

The A3(M) was closed on Tuesday night

A MOTORWAY was closed in both directions after a man threatened to jump off a bridge.

Police were called out at about 11pm tonight after a man threatened to jump off the Bedhampton bridge over the A3(M).

A police spokesman said: ‘A man was threatening to jump off the bridge and we closed the motorway for safety.’

Negotiators were called in, but were not needed as officers were able to talk the man down.

The man was detained by police for an assessment and the road was reopened shortly before midnight.

 

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