South Shields cliff-top drama after man spotted at edge

Police incident on cliff tops above Marsden Bay
Police incident on cliff tops above Marsden Bay

EMERGENCY services were scrambled to clifftops at Marsden today after concerns for a man spotted on the edge.

Police were called to the area, close to the Grotto pub, at 12.28pm. 
Concerns had been raised for a man on the wrong side of the safety barriers.

Police incident on cliff tops above Marsden Bay

Police incident on cliff tops above Marsden Bay

The police, fire brigade, Coastguard and paramedics attended the scene.

At about 1.30pm the crews were stood down after the man returned to the safe side of the barriers.