Woman arrested following rail bridge incident

A 24-year-old woman was arrested following an incident on the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 1:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:41 pm
The Royal Border Bridge at Berwick

She was charged with railway obstruction following an assessment.

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The incident caused severe delays in both directions for train services on the east coast main line.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: “We were called to the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick around 2pm following reports of a person on the bridge.

“Colleagues from Northumbria Police also attended and a 24-year-old local woman was safely removed from the bridge shortly after 4pm. Following an assessment she was arrested and has since been charged with railway obstruction.”