Man talked down from bridge
A MAN was detained under the Mental Health Act after being talked down from a bridge in Hayes by police.
Metropolitan Police were called just after 2am on Friday April 1 following concerns raised for the welfare of a man seen on a bridge at the Hayes bypass.
A spokesperson for the police said: “Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade. Officers spoke with the man who came down at 3.50am.
“He was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act.”
London Ambulance Service attended the scene after they were called at 2.19am to reports of an incident at Ossie Garvin Roundabout, Hayes.
An LAS spokesperson said: “We sent an ambulance crew and an incident response officer to the scene.
“We checked over a man at the scene and took him to hospital.”
London Fire Brigade confirmed they were called to help assist the police and were on the scene from 2.30am until around 4am.
The incident comes under two days after a police officer was forced to grab a woman to stop her falling from a bridge over the A40 in Uxbridge.
Hillingdon borough has also seen two deaths within a two-week period. The first was a man who died after falling from a bridge over the A40 at Long Lane and the second a man who fell from a multi-storey car park in Uxbridge town centre.