Suicide averted at Wimbledon Chase railway bridge

Wimbledon Guardian: Suicide averted at railway bridge Suicide averted at railway bridge

A suicidal man had to be talked down by police from a railway bridge this morning after he threatened to jump.

Police and firefighters were called to Wimbledon Chase station at about 1.30am after the man had accessed the railway bridge which passes Kingston Road, the main route connecting Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

The road was shut while police negotiators were able to help the 24-year-old man, from Hampshire, to safety.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "“BTP and Metropolitan Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 1.28am, and located a man on a railway bridge close to the location.

“Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade also attended and the man, aged 24 and from Fareham, Hampshire, was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for an assessment.”

"The track was handed back to Network Rail at 3.44am."

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6:03am Thu 18 Oct 12

simmy92 says...

I had seen the guy that was on the bridge when I was coming back from work what a waste of tax payers money there was ambulances fire engines loads of police I would of let him jump the bridge isnt even high and I think they should bill the guy for wasting peoples time they could of been saving someone that need saving. Selfish!
I had seen the guy that was on the bridge when I was coming back from work what a waste of tax payers money there was ambulances fire engines loads of police I would of let him jump the bridge isnt even high and I think they should bill the guy for wasting peoples time they could of been saving someone that need saving. Selfish! simmy92
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