Concern after man spotted on bridge

EMERGENCY services were called to the Orwell Bridge today after concerns were raised for the safety of a man seen walking near the top of the giant structure.

EMERGENCY services were called to the Orwell Bridge today after concerns were raised for the safety of a man seen walking near the top of the giant structure.

Police were alerted to the matter by a member of the public at 8.41am.

However, by the time officers and paramedics had arrived, the man had left the bridge and was found walking next to the Felixstowe-bound carriageway.

He was treated by ambulance crews and taken to hospital.

A police spokesman said: “Police received a call from a member of the public calling to report concerns for the welfare of a male.”