Police thank unknown passerby who helped woman on the wrong side of the railings.

A WOMAN was talked down from the Torridge Bridge by police officers this afternoon (Friday).

Officers received calls concerned for the welfare of a woman ‘on the wrong side of the railings’ at around 12.05pm, said a police spokesman.

A spokesman said: “Bideford Police would like to thank unknown a lady who helped female on bridge.”

Police at the scene spoke to the woman, who is said to be local, and by 12.18pm she was safe and well.