Man taken to hospital amid fears he would jump off a bridge over the busy A2070 in Ashford
A young man was taken to hospital last night following fears that he would jump off a bridge in Ashford.
Police were called just after 6.30pm to a report that a man was on the wrong side of the barrier on a footbridge over the A2070, just after J10 of the M20.
Officers spoke with the man at around 6.50pm, to check on his welfare.
The road to Brenzett was closed as a precaution while officers attended the incident.
The A2070 runs between Ashford and Brenzett
A spokesman from Kent Police said: "Police were called just after 6.30 pm to reports a young male was on the wrong side of the bridge and looked like he was going to jump.
"Traffic was stopped as a precaution. Officers arrived and at around 6.50pm made sure he was safe."
The man was taken to the William Harvey Hospital.
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