Man talked down from bridge

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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