Emergency services respond to report of person jumping from a Melton bridge

Emergency services converged on Melton Railway Station on Saturday afternoon after reports that someone had jumped from the Burton Street bridge on to the track below.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 12:51 pm
Updated Monday, 24th September 2018, 12:53 pm
The emergency services at Melton Railway Station after reports of a man jumping from the railway bridge on Burton Street EMN-180924-112013001

Officers from British Transport Police launched a search for the person but no-one was found at the scene following the incident, which happened at 2pm.

A transport police spokesperson said: “We received a report that a person had jumped from the bridge.

“We undertook a full area search but our officers were unable to trace anyone injured.

An air ambulance on the Play Close in Melton after reports of a man jumping from the railway bridge on Burton Street EMN-180924-112035001

“Enquiries are ongoing into the incident.”

An Oakham police officer who assisted with the search suggested on social media that that the individual involved may have been a free runner.

But the transport police spokesperson said there was no evidence at present to suggest that was the case.

A crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and paramedics on board an air ambulance also attended the incident.

Police cars at Melton Railway Station after reports of a man jumping from the railway bridge on Burton Street EMN-180924-112024001
The emergency services at Melton Railway Station after reports of a man jumping from the railway bridge on Burton Street EMN-180924-112002001