NEWPORT'S old town bridge was briefly closed off this afternoon after police were called to a "potential suicide attempt".

Gwent Police said they received calls by members of the public at around 4.50pm after a man in his 30s was seen walking on the wrong side of the bridge.

Police negotiators were called and managed to bring the man to safety. He is currently being assessed by police. The road is in the process of being re-opened.