A MAN threatened to harm himself while on the wrong side of the railings at a bridge in Bewdley.

It happened at about 10am yesterday at the bridge over the A456 Bewdley Bypass.

Police closed off the bypass from the Wharton Park Golf Club island to the junction with Stourport Road following concerns about the man's welfare.

Following negotiations the man came to the right side of the bridge railings at about 11.30am and was taken by ambulance to hospital for his condition to be assessed. The bypass was reopened shortly before noon.