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Bournemouth's Wessex Way shut after bridge fall death

The main road into Bournemouth was shut for several hours after a man fell from a bridge.

Police said a distressed woman alerted the emergency services after the elderly man fell on to the A338 Wessex Way in front of her car.

Paramedics tried to save him but he died at the scene below the Richmond Hill roundabout shortly after 1000 BST.

The man is thought to be from Bournemouth. His death is being treated as "unexplained".

Crime scene investigators examined the area and diversions were put in place.

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