Man dies after falling from High Level Bridge in Gateshead

The High Level Bridge in Gateshead. Copyright Google Maps.
The High Level Bridge in Gateshead. Copyright Google Maps.

A man has died after falling from a bridge in Gateshead, police have confirmed.

At 6.29pm yesterday, police recieved a report that a man had fallen from the High Level Bridge.

Officers and paramedics attended however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A section of road next to the Riverbeat restaurant in the town was closed to allow emergency services to respond.

Enquiries are ongoing into his death and anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 912 13/09/16.