Man tries to jump off bridge at Westham near Pevensey

A MAN tried to jump off a bridge at Westham near Pevensey this morning, September 16.

Traffic ground to a halt after the man climbed over railings on a bridge from Hankham Hall Road.

Police were called to the scene at 7.56am and tried to talk to the man.

He was positioned directly over the main A27 carriageway so traffic was stopped from both directions.

The man returned to the right side of the railings at 8.57am. Police arrested him under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The road was reopened immediately afterwards.