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Police called to Rochester Bridge amid concerns for man

By KentOnline reporter

Police were called to Rochester Bridge this afternoon amid reports a man was seen on top of the busy crossing.

Officers had reports of concerns for the welfare of a man at 1.52pm this afternoon.

They attended, and the man was passed into the care of medical services.

Rochester Bridge. Picture: Google street view

It came just hours after another incident on the bridge.

Yesterday, police were called to the landmark, with the emergency ending when a man who was perched on a ledge climbed back to safety.

Police negotiators spoke to the man who was threatening to jump.

A lifeboat was also launched during the incident as specialist officers leaned over the side of the bridge to reason with him.

The man was on the wrong side of the railings of Rochester Bridge. Stock image

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