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two vehicle crash closes southampton itchen bridge
two vehicle crash closes southampton itchen bridge

Southampton Itchen Bridge Closed after Concern for Woman welfare

Itchen bridge has been closed this evening after a person has been seen threatening to jump off the bridge.
Police have sealed off the bridge in both directions just before 9pm after they were called to reports of a woman threatened to leap from the structure this evening. The person can be seen over the para pit has been described by Police as high risk. A number of officers are talking to the woman.

The bridge was closed at just before 9pm.Two lifeboat and a coastguard rescue team from Hillhead have also been called to the scene. An ambulance can also be seen park in the middle of the bridge.

A police spokeswoman said: “We are dealing with an incident on the Itchen Bridge we have sent a number of specialist officers to the scene.”
Just after 22:20pm this evening emergency services successfully talked the woman down to safety and is now being treated by South Central Ambulance Service.