Two in hospital after Chesterfield bridge drama

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Two people were taken to hospital on Wednesday evening after threatening to throw themselves from the footbridge which spans the A617 near the Horns Bridge roundabout in Chesterfield.

Shortly after 5pm the police and ambulance services were called to the scene to reports of a man threatening to throw himself from the bridge.

After police managed to get the man away from the bridge, the man’s female companion then began threatening to jump from the bridge herself.

She too was removed from the scene by police and both were taken to hospital by the emergency services.

The incident briefly caused severe traffic problems on the roundabout and surrounding roads.

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