Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Update: Man threatening to jump from Orwell Bridge talked down by police

11:01 08 January 2014

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman this morning said the man was successfully talked down at just after midnight and taken into medical care at Ipswich Hospital.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman this morning said the man was successfully talked down at just after midnight and taken into medical care at Ipswich Hospital.

Archant

A man threatening to jump from the Orwell Bridge last night was talked down by officers, police have said.

Police were called to the scene on the A14 at just after 7.20pm yesterday.

Trained negotiators spoke to the man and he was “successfully talked down” at around 11.40pm, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said this morning.

It is believed he was taken into medical care at a hospital nearby.

The incident caused the A14 eastbound carriageway to close for several hours before it reopened at just before midnight, the force spokesman added.

5 comments

  • A life saved, well done.. I just hope no more are lost from the bridge this year.

    Report this comment

    ME

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Yes well done.

    Report this comment

    richie w

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Well done but why not block off the footways over the bridge and prevent it from ever happening again?

    Report this comment

    JC

    Friday, January 10, 2014

  • well done great news

    Report this comment

    Mary Johnson

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Amelia Cook, 16, who was reported missing yesterday morning has been found safe and well by police.

Police were called after a car left the former A12 road at the bottom of Copdock Hill on Saturday morning.

A 75-year-old man from Stowmarket who was brought back to life after suffering a heart attack believes if he had collapsed anywhere else he may not be alive today.

A community leader has made an impassioned plea for a precious area of countryside where 560 homes could be built to be saved from the developers’ bulldozers.

Daryl Goodrich to talk about his life in film making at University of Suffolk

Please get in touch and please come home is the message to missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague from his uncle, a week after he was last seen.

From the minute The Dreamboys stepped on stage, I knew it was going to be a great show.

Health workers have been caught stealing controlled drugs from some of the region’s hospitals, it can be revealed.

Aspiring rock-gods and up-and-coming shredders have pitted their axe-wielding skills to the test in a competition to find Ipswich’s top air guitar hero.

Five men have been jailed for a total of 112 years for conspiring to murder a man in Bury St Edmunds who was left for dead after being shot with a sawn-off shotgun.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24