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This is why police closed the River Cam and bridge this morning

Police have closed part of the River Cam today (April 24) and a footbridge in Cambridge over concern..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 24, 2018

Police have closed part of the River Cam today (April 24) and a footbridge in Cambridge over concern for a man's safety.

Officers received reports of a man threatening to jump into the Cam at 6.30am on the Riverside Bridge by Cheddar's Lane near Tesco.

A team of police officers are now sat on the bridge negotiating with the man.

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A bystander, who did not wish to be named, said there were two fire engines at the scene, including specialist search and rescue personnel – who were carrying a yellow inflatable dingy towards the bridge.

A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesman said: "We received the calls at around 6.30am near Cheddar's Lane, Riverside Bridge. A man is threatening to jump. We don't know anything about him yet.

"Officers and the man are sat on the bridge in negotiation."

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