Orwell Bridge re-opens after police incident

The Orwell Bridge has re-opened after a police incident Picture: MICK WEBB

The Orwell Bridge has re-opened after a police incident Picture: MICK WEBB - Credit: MICK WEBB

The A14 Orwell Bridge was closed in both directions this afternoon while police responded to concerns for a person’s welfare.

It has since re-opened, but traffic is currently at a standstill in both directions, with eastbound queues back to the Copdock roundabout.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area while the incident was dealt with.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "We received a call for concern at about 4.20pm this evening and police units attended the scene."

Motorists reported seeing police cars and ambulances at the scene.


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The spokesman added: "The person is now safe and not physically hurt."

The bridge re-opened to traffic at approximately 4.40pm.

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It is estimated that the bridge was closed for around 20 minutes.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team tweeted: "Orwell Bridge was briefly closed in both directions due to a police incident but it is now open. Traffic will be heavy for some time as a result of this."

Stay with us for updates on this developing story.

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