Man ‘brought to safety’ after Monday morning incident on Redheugh Bridge

An update on the police presence on Redheugh Bridge this morning.

A man has been "brought to safety" after police attended an incident on Redheugh Bridge on Monday morning.

Traffic across the busy bridge over the Tyne slowed at around 7 am on Monday, September 26 as Northumbria Police present on the pedestrian footpath.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 7:05 am today (Monday) police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man on the Redheugh Bridge.

“Officers and emergency services attended the scene where they found a man on the wrong side of the railings.

“He has since been brought to safety, and is currently in the care of medical professionals.”

Gateshead Council asked those travelling over and around the bridge to "be patient and allow extra time for your journey" at 9 am as videos showed queuing cars. Traffic has now cleared.