Police release update on man who fell from Sheffield city centre tram bridge

Emergency services at the scene on Park Square roundabout
Emergency services at the scene on Park Square roundabout
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A man who fell from a Sheffield city centre tram bridge close to Ponds Forge remains in a 'life-threatening' condition in hospital.

At around 5.40pm yesterday evening, police received reports of concerns for a man, aged 40, on a bridge at Park Square roundabout.

As officers were en route to the incident, the man had fallen from the bridge at around 5.45pm. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as life-threatening, police have said.

An eyewitness told The Star they saw three people trying to hold back the man from the bridge railings but couldn't stop him from falling.

A number of roads were closed in the surrounding area and reopened at 6.35pm, with the exception of Commercial Street that remained closed until 7.30pm.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are supporting the man’s family and members of the public who witnessed the incident.

Emergency services on Park Square roundabout yesterday after a man fell from the tram bridge

Emergency services on Park Square roundabout yesterday after a man fell from the tram bridge

"If you were in the area at the time or were also witness to the incident, please call contact us."

If you have any information, call police quoting incident number 822 of 29 March 2017.

If you are in distress or know someone who might be, help is available. Contact Samaritans for free on 116 123.