Woman taken to hospital after reports of person in the water

Emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident in Ipswich town centre

Emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident in Ipswich town centre - Credit: Archant

A woman has been taken to hospital after emergency services responded to reports of a person in the water.

A road closure was put in place at Princes Street Bridge in Ipswich for around two hours while police and fire services attended the scene.

A Suffolk police spokesman confirmed they were called just after 4.25pm following concerns for a woman's safety, after she was seen in the water.

The woman has been taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance and the road closure lifted.

Alongside police and paramedics, crews from Ipswich East, Woodbridge, and Princes Street attended the scene.

The air ambulance was also in the area. 

One eyewitness said they saw several police cars on the bridge at Princes Street and that officers are directing people through another route to reach Ipswich train station. 

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Another eye witness who had got off the train at Ipswich station said: "I was coming out of the station and saw the commotion. 

"There was loads of emergency vehicles and a police car blocking off the road."

Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk police initially said: "Road closures are currently in place at Princes Street Bridge in Ipswich following an incident.

"Emergency services are at the scene."

Emergency services have currently cordoned off Princes Street in Ipswich 

Emergency services have currently cordoned off Princes Street in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to nearby College Street just after 4.25pm to reports of a woman in the water. 


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