Police save man on “wrong side of motorway bridge railings” in Ashton
Friday 1st February 2019 @ 14:25 by Lauren Entwistle

North West Motorway Police rushed to the over bridge at J23 of the M60 in the early hours of this morning to pull a young man back over the railings.

An officer was approached by a concerned member of the public outside Ashton Police station before travelling to the scene.

The young man, who was pulled to safety in a joint effort between police and a passerby, is now receiving help and support from healthcare professionals.

In a statement tweeted by NW Motorway Police, they urged people to “please reach out” if they were struggling, alongside helpline numbers for the Samaritans and MIND.