Police negotiators talk down man threatening to jump from Archway Bridge

A man who was threatening to jump from Archway Bridge was talked down by police officers last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.50pm to reports of a vulnerable man on the bridge.

Police officers from Islington Response Team closed both Hornsey Lane and Archway Road while they negotiated with the 21-year-old man to come down.

At 11pm, the man was brought to safety and assessed on the scene by paramedics.

He was taken to the Whittington Hospital in Magdala Avenue, Highgate, as a precaution under the Mental Health Act.

Roads around the bridge, where there have been a number of suicides in recent years, were re-opened shortly afterwards.