A WOMAN "threatening to jump" in the River Avon prompted boat crews and a rescue dog to be deployed.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that it was called to Bridge Street, in Evesham, during the early hours of this morning (00.01am).

A spokesperson said: "A crew from Evesham Fire Station and boat crews from Worcester and Evesham plus the service’s search and rescue dog were called at 00:01 on October 25 to Bridge Street, Evesham, where a person was threatening to jump.

"Boat crews were launched right and left on the river but a female in her 30s returned to the right side of the bridge and was left in the care of police (log 459i), who attended along with the ambulance service (log 16).

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 1.25am."

West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended alongside West Mercia Police.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We received a call around 11pm last night (October 24), with a concern for the welfare of somebody on Workman bridge in Evesham.

"Officers promptly attended the area and offered support to the lady ."

Two paramedic officers and a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedic were sent to the scene by West Midlands Ambulance Service.