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POLICE were able to talk down a woman who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping into the sea.

The crew of RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Station were called out to the Round Tower, in Old Portsmouth, after reports of a woman moving closer to the edge and apparently preparing to throw herself off.

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Norma T, and its four crewmen waited for an hour and a half while police officers talked the woman down and escorted her to a waiting ambulance.

She was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, for an assessment.

The call came in at 12.46am on Saturday, and the lifeboat was stood down and returned to the station shortly before 3am.