Man dies after falling from high bridge in Haverhill

A man has died after falling from a high bridge in Haverhill.

Police officers initially received a report at just after 8pm yesterday, Monday, June 6, relating to a concern for safety for a male sat on a high wall that crosses a busy road at Ehringshausen Way in the town.

Police attended and spoke to the individual who then departed the scene.

Later the same evening at just before 9.30pm police received a call from the ambulance service reporting a male, aged in his late 40s, had sustained serious injuries having fallen from a high bridge in the Hamlet Road area.

Police attended and a cordon was put in place.

The male, confirmed as the same person involved in the first incident, was pronounced dead a short while later.

The death is being treated as unexplained and the coroner will be informed in due course.

As is a matter of course after a death following initial police contact the Independent Office of Police Conduct have been informed.

Police said today, Tuesday, June 7, that they are not treating the incident as suspicious.


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