Man charged after allegedly threatening to jump from bridge in Wolverhampton

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A man who allegedly threatened to jump from a city bridge has been charged by police.

Wolverhampton's bus station was closed during the incident on Tuesday

Nicki Maynard-Hughes was due to appear at Walsall Magistrates' Court after the incident in Wolverhampton yesterday.

The 31-year-old, of Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, was charged with causing a public nuisance and causing danger to road users.

Wolverhampton city centre was brought to a standstill as Railway Drive, a stretch of the ring road and the city bus station were all shut during the incident.

There was gridlock on main roads – including Stafford Road, Cannock Road and Wednesfield Road – with drivers facing delays of more than an hour.

Railway Drive and St David’s ring road were closed for seven hours as specialist police officers negotiated with a man, who had been on the bridge since before 2am and came down at about 9am.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch on 01902 319 229 or at

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