A MAN who died after jumping from the Kenwith Viaduct on the A39 near Bideford yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon has been named as Paul Williams, 54, from Northam.

A MAN who died after jumping from the Kenwith Viaduct on the A39 near Bideford yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon has been named as Paul Williams, 54, from Northam.

Police and ambulance crews were engaged in talks with Mr Williams for more than one-and-a-half hours before he fell 30 feet to the roadway below.

The A39 road between the Heywood Road roundabout and Abbotsham Cross was closed to traffic during the incident.

The circumstances are being investigated.