Bridge threat traffic chaos

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A WOMAN who threatened to throw herself off a Wigan railway bridge brought traffic to a standstill.

Police were called to Spencer Road West in Whitley shortly before 3pm yesterday Thursday after a woman was reported to be threatening to leap from the bridge, which is over 20ft high.

Greater Manchester Police officers who attended the scene managed to talk her down after 10 minutes and she was taken away for treatment.

It was thought that no train services were affected by the incident which occurred near to Whitley Methodist Church.

GMP confirmed that the woman was not physically hurt during the incident.