Police called to young man on ‘wrong side of bridge railings’

Officers have located the man safe and well.

POLICE were called to Torridge Bridge after reports of a young male on the wrong side of the railings yesterday afternoon (Thur).

Several members of the public dialled 999 around 4.30pm after spotting the man on the A39 Clovelly-bound carriageway on the bridge near Bideford.

One eyewitness said: “He was only a young man, and was walking backwards and forwards towards the railings.

“He was leaning over them; I called the police and they were there within minutes.”

But when police reached the scene the man was nowhere to be seen.

After a search of the area the man was located safe and well and was taken into custody where he was offered support.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter