Rochester bridge jump threat delays trains
Police at Rochester railway bridge after a man
threatened to jump
by Lynn Cox
A man has threatened to jump off Rochester railway bridge
The 31-year-old was discovered on the bridge at shortly before
5am and police and Medway's coastguard team were sent to he
The incident caused London-bound trains to be delayed while
police talked the man into coming down.
Shortly after 8am, he was talked down and train services soon
A Medway Police spokesman said: "Police were called just before
5am on to a report of concern for a man on Rochester Bridge.
"The man was on the wrong side of the railings on the railway
"A negotiator spoke to the man and he moved to the correct side
of the railings. The man has been taken to hospital.
"British Transport Police also attended."
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