Passer-by praised by po­lice of­fi­cers for ‘sav­ing life’

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

PO­LICE have praised a passer-by who may have “saved a life” af­ter re­port­ing to po­lice a man threat­en­ing to jump from a bridge.

Of­fi­cers from the Metropoli­tan Po­lice were called to the Ossie Garvin Round­about, along the A312 in Hayes, at around 12.15pm on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 14.

Po­lice rushed to the scene, along with London Am­bu­lance Ser­vice staff, fol­low­ing reports a man was on the bridge threat­en­ing to jump.

A spokesman for the Met con- firmed the A312 The Park­way and sur­round­ing roads were shut to avoid traf­fic go­ing un­der the bridge.

The roads were closed at 12.15pm and re­opened at around 2.25pm.

A Twit­ter user, who said they wit­nessed the in­ci­dent and re­ported it to the po­lice, wrote: “Hope ev­ery­thing ended up ok at Ossie Garvin af­ter I re­ported it.”

To which po­lice in Hayes replied: “My un­der­stand­ing is that po­lice have taken the in­di­vid­ual to hos­pi­tal – sounds like you saved a life to­day.”

A spokesman for the Met said the force was await­ing an up­date on the man’s con­di­tion.

In April 2016, two sim­i­lar in­ci­dents hap­pened at the same lo­ca­tion within a week. Two men were taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

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