Police close Potteries Way after woman jumps from bridge

Police have closed Potteries Way in both directions after a woman jumped from a bridge.

Emergency services were dispatched to the dual carriageway just below the Town Road bridge in Hanley at around 11.15am this morning.

Members of the public contacted the police after seeing the woman, believed to be in her 50s, jump onto the road below.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to Potteries Way at 11.16am by members of the public reporting seeing a woman jump from the Town Road bridge.

“Officers are at the scene and the road has been closed in both directions while our colleagues from the ambulance service treat her.

“Members of the public also stopped to help the woman, believed to be approximately in her 50s, before emergency crews arrived.”

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