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.