Bypass gridlock as girl, 13, threatens to jump off bridge

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TRAFFIC on a busy dual carriageway came to a standstill during rush hour last night e when a 13-year-old girl threatened to jump off a footbridge.

She was seen on the bridge over the A61 Dronfield bypass near Unstone Green at around 3.25pm, after she was reported missing at 3pm.

The road was closed in both directions from Sheepbridge Lane to Sheffield Road while police helped her down safely, with trained negotiators sent to the scene.

Motorists queued until the bypass reopened at around 5pm. For the latest on this story visit www.thestar.co.uk.