A MAN who had climbed onto the “wrong side” of Worcester Bridge was talked back over by police.

The Worcester News was alerted to several police vehicles and an ambulance seen on New Road, Worcester, on Thursday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said there were “concerns for the welfare of a man on the wrong side of the bridge on New Road”.

She said, officers were called to the scene overlooking the River Severn in Worcester city centre at around 3.25pm.

“After a discussion with police, they climbed back onto the roadside,” she said.

She added that the man was then taken to hospital, and confirmed that the incident was “all concluded” and the man was okay.

An eye witness, who did not wish to be named, said he had driven past the scene and saw “a police car on the middle of the bridge”, as well as a crowd of people.

Driving round towards The Hive, he said he then saw another police car and van “speeding round in that direction, obviously going to assist”.

Later on, when driving back in the other direction, he said he saw an ambulance and a police car parked near the Premier Inn on New Road.

A spokeswoman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called by police just before 3.30pm due to welfare concerns for a member of the public, so we attended the car park at the Premier Inn.”

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