A3(M) closed after man threatened to jump off bridge

Ravelin Park in Portsmouth.

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POLICE prevented a man from jumping from a bridge in Bedhampton in the early hours of this morning.

The man, in his 20s, was pulled to safety by police as he tried to jump off the bridge on the A3(M) at around 1.50am. (Pictured is the scene after the incident).

The road was closed in both directions for more than two hours while police negotiators spoke to the man and resolved the situation.

The man was detained under the Mental Health Act.