South West Wales

Man escaping from police jumps from Cleddau Bridge

Cleddau Bridge
Image caption An inshore lifeboat and two coastguard rescue teams were sent to the scene

Coastguards have helped to rescue a man trying to escape from police who jumped from the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire.

The man leapt from the bridge near Pembroke Dock into undergrowth below at about 0600 BST.

An inshore lifeboat and two Milford Haven Coastguard rescue teams were sent to the scene and the man was rearrested by after the rescue.

Dyfed-Powys Police said a 25-year-old man was in custody.

Police said officers tried to stop a vehicle on the A477 near Sentry Cross at about 0530 BST.

It was eventually stopped on the Cleddau Bridge where the man was arrested.

Police said that during the attempted arrest, he ran off and jumped off the bridge into undergrowth before police were able to detain him.

He is being questioned on suspicion of failing to stop for police, failing to provide a specimen, taking a vehicle without consent, assaulting police and escaping lawful custody.

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