MAN plunges to death

MOTORISTS watched in horror today as a man plunged to his death from the Orwell bridge.Police were called to the A14 at Wherstead just after 4.25pm when they received a report of a person being spotted jumping from the 160ft-high bridge.

MOTORISTS watched in horror today as a man plunged to his death from the Orwell bridge.

Police were called to the A14 at Wherstead just after 4.25pm when they received a report of a person being spotted jumping from the 160ft-high bridge.

A short time later ambulance and police officers located a body, believed to be that of a male, near the B1456 road to Shotley.

The identity of the person has not been released but circumstances surrounding the death are not thought to be suspicious.


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The death came just hours after Thames coastguard called off a search for a body after a similar report of a person jumping from the bridge just before 1.30am today.

Despite a lengthy search no body was found.

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It is unclear if the two incidents are connected.

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