Hero cabbie thwarts suicide bridge jump attempt

A taxi driver has been hailed a hero after saving a man from committing suicide.

25 year old AJ Singh, from Altrincham, spotted the man on the wrong side of a barrier on a bridge and immediately pulled his cab over to help the man. The incident took place on the A666 near Bolton, with The Manchester Evening News reporting that AJ spoke to the man for around an hour in an attempt to get him to come down off of the bridge.

Several other members of the public then joined AJ to try and assist, with one of them contacting the emergency services.

Despite fears that he may jump, he was eventually coaxed off of the bridge and pulled to safety.

Police praised the actions of AJ as well as the other members of the public who had  assisted.

A 30-year-old man was subsequently taken to hospital where he underwent an assessment by mental health workers. 

A spokesperson from Greater Manchester Police Bolton Central said via Facebook: “At around 5pm on Thursday 13th December at a bridge crossing the A666 a number of members of the public physically pulled a male from attempting to jump. 

“The male was taken to hospital to be assessed by mental health professionals. 

“A massive thank you to those unsung heroes who helped to save the young man. Hopefully he will get the help he needs.”

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