Man charged after allegedly threatening to jump from bridge in Wolverhampton
A man who allegedly threatened to jump from a city bridge has been charged by police.
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.
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