Valley Bridge in Scarborough closed to allow police and fire crews to help woman on wrong side of fence

Valley Bridge in Scarborough was closed yesterday afternoon to allow the emergency services to deal with an incident.

By Corinne Macdonald
Monday, 13th September 2021, 9:24 am
File photo. (JPI Media)
File photo. (JPI Media)

On Sunday September 12 just before 1pm police received reports of a female in distress who had gone to the wrong side of the bridge's fence.

Police say the quick response of the public allowed all emergency services to respond, which resulted in the Fire Service being able to use their platform to safely remove the female from the bridge.

North Yorkshire Police have thanked people for their patience and understanding whilst the bridge was closed.

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The female involved was left in the care of medical services.

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