Specialist police teams come to aid of man on Newport bridge

SPECIALIST police negotiators spent nearly an hour and a half talking a man down from a Newport bridge earlier this morning.

A member of the public called Gwent Police to say the 24-year-old local man was on the wrong side of the bridge at 4.43am.

Police officers and the specialist team were dispatched after he was located on CCTV cameras.

A Gwent Police spokesman said the man was talked down from the bridge at 6.15am and was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital to be checked over.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were put on standby during the incident.

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4:43pm Sat 11 Aug 12

dodo777 says...

Sadly this kind of thing is happening all over the country.Suicide rate is up.I blame the cuts to welfare and food prices going up so high.People who are sick are being told they are fit to work because it cost less on welfare.This government should be ashamed of themselves.Tories are nasty people with nothing but contempt for the weak and vunrable.
Sadly this kind of thing is happening all over the country.Suicide rate is up.I blame the cuts to welfare and food prices going up so high.People who are sick are being told they are fit to work because it cost less on welfare.This government should be ashamed of themselves.Tories are nasty people with nothing but contempt for the weak and vunrable. dodo777

9:27am Sun 12 Aug 12

County says...

At least everyone knows what the Tories are, Labour voters are naive enough to think theirn party is any different.
At least everyone knows what the Tories are, Labour voters are naive enough to think theirn party is any different. County

9:02pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Dai the Milk says...

Heard it all now.....a suicide attempt blamed on the Conservative govenment and food prices. How ridiculous. Have you spoken with this man? Do you know what issues he has?
Heard it all now.....a suicide attempt blamed on the Conservative govenment and food prices. How ridiculous. Have you spoken with this man? Do you know what issues he has? Dai the Milk

1:32am Wed 15 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

I cannot believe that someone would try to bring politics into this. A truly sad state of affairs that somebody, on the end of their tether that would wish not to live would even consider the government.

You need to get a grip on reality. Would you want to end your life because of Cameron and Clegg? A p*ss poor observation and an insensitive time in which to air your agenda. Not everyone is as concerned about local government as you and I bet no one would be willing to end it for such a trivial matter.
I cannot believe that someone would try to bring politics into this. A truly sad state of affairs that somebody, on the end of their tether that would wish not to live would even consider the government. You need to get a grip on reality. Would you want to end your life because of Cameron and Clegg? A p*ss poor observation and an insensitive time in which to air your agenda. Not everyone is as concerned about local government as you and I bet no one would be willing to end it for such a trivial matter. smokintheweed

9:49am Wed 15 Aug 12

Howie' says...

Dai the Milk wrote:
Heard it all now.....a suicide attempt blamed on the Conservative govenment and food prices. How ridiculous. Have you spoken with this man? Do you know what issues he has?
Just read this on the Reuters web site, Dai.

(Reuters) - A painful economic recession, rising unemployment and biting austerity measures may have already driven more than 1,000 people in Britain to commit suicide, according to a scientific study published on Wednesday.

http://uk.reuters.co
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Not ridiculous Dai, bluddy sad and a terrible waste of life.
[quote][p][bold]Dai the Milk[/bold] wrote: Heard it all now.....a suicide attempt blamed on the Conservative govenment and food prices. How ridiculous. Have you spoken with this man? Do you know what issues he has?[/p][/quote]Just read this on the Reuters web site, Dai. (Reuters) - A painful economic recession, rising unemployment and biting austerity measures may have already driven more than 1,000 people in Britain to commit suicide, according to a scientific study published on Wednesday. http://uk.reuters.co m/article/2012/08/14 /uk-austerity-britai n-idUKBRE87D14320120 814 Not ridiculous Dai, bluddy sad and a terrible waste of life. Howie'

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