A woman threatened to jump from a bridge over the River Avon.

Emergency services were called to Workman Bridge in Evesham last night following reports that a woman was threatening to jump into the water.

Three Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews, one from Evesham Fire Station and two water first responders from Evesham and Worcester, were called to the scene at 9:53pm.

A HWFRS spokesperson confirmed the woman was handed over to the care of the ambulance service.

West Mercia Police were also in attendance, with Bridge Street closed as a result of the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "At about 9.40pm yesterday (August 3) we had a call from a member of the public who had concerns for the safety of a woman who was on the river bridge in Bridge Street, Evesham.

"Emergency services attended and the woman was led to safety shortly after midnight.

"She is now receiving appropriate help.

"The road was closed from about 10pm and re-opened when the incident was resolved."


West Midlands Ambulance Service has just confirmed that the woman was assessed and discharged at the scene.

A spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of concern for a patient’s welfare near to Port Street at 10pm last night.

"Two paramedic officers and our Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one female patient, who once brought to safety, was assessed and able to be discharged at the scene."