Runcorn Widnes Bridge closed after reports of man threatening to jump (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Runcorn Widnes Bridge closed after reports of man threatening to jump
8:33pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
THE Runcorn Widnes Bridge was closed today following reports that a man was threatening to jump from it.
Police were called to the scene at 11.50am today, Sunday, and the road remains closed this evening while the incident is ongoing.
Traffic was diverted away from the bridge and motorists have been urged to avoid the area.
Inspector Adam Waller said: "Cheshire Police would like to thank those affected for their patience.
"The road has to be closed for the safety of the public and all those involved.
"Specialist officers and staff from partner agencies are working hard to bring the incident to a safe conclusion at the earliest opportunity."
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