Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Update: Man threatening to jump from Orwell Bridge talked down by police

PUBLISHED: 11:01 08 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 08 January 2014

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman this morning said the man was successfully talked down at just after midnight and taken into medical care at Ipswich Hospital.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman this morning said the man was successfully talked down at just after midnight and taken into medical care at Ipswich Hospital.

Archant

A man threatening to jump from the Orwell Bridge last night was talked down by officers, police have said.

Police were called to the scene on the A14 at just after 7.20pm yesterday.

Trained negotiators spoke to the man and he was “successfully talked down” at around 11.40pm, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said this morning.

It is believed he was taken into medical care at a hospital nearby.

The incident caused the A14 eastbound carriageway to close for several hours before it reopened at just before midnight, the force spokesman added.

5 comments

  • A life saved, well done.. I just hope no more are lost from the bridge this year.

    Report this comment

    ME

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Yes well done.

    Report this comment

    richie w

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Well done but why not block off the footways over the bridge and prevent it from ever happening again?

    Report this comment

    JC

    Friday, January 10, 2014

  • well done great news

    Report this comment

    Mary Johnson

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

When Suffolk-born Andy Reilly takes to the water this summer for the county’s biggest swimming challenge, it will be a tribute to two of his closest family members who were both struck with blood cancers.

The Bury Water Meadows Group and River Lark Catchment Partnership have worked together to improve the riverscape and surrounding meadows in Bury St Edmunds.

A man was rescued from a vehicle and taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash.

Orwell Park School near Ipswich has held its annual charity fun run.

It was a case of déjà vu for an Ipswich Hospital practitioner who recently found herself caring for newborn twin girls - 24 years after she looked after their father.

Essex Police have used a warrant obtained from the courts to search a property in Witham and make an arrest after discovering drugs.

With festival season nearly upon us, can you name all the acts performing at this year’s Latitude festival from their album covers?

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24