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

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.

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

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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.

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5 comments

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

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    ME

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

  • Yes well done.

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    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?

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    JC

    Friday, January 10, 2014

  • well done great news

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    Mary Johnson

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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