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Humber Bridge closed after lorry blows over

A lorry has blown over on to its side whilst travelling across the Humber Bridge northbound.

Due to the size of the lorry, in falling to the ground the lorry also knocked down a lamppost. The lamppost came to rest on the southbound carriageway of the Humber Bridge, causing major disruption.

No one was seriously injured during the incident, however due to the amount of debris, both lanes travelling north and southbound across the Humber Bridge have been closed.

The Humber Bridge had already been closed to high sided vehicles at the time of the incident.

Fire and Ambulance staff are also in attendance.

Police are warning travellers to expect significant delays in the area.

Re-appeal to help find man missing for over two months

James Harrison was last seen at the Humber Bridge car park Credit: Humberside Police

Police are re-appealing for information to help find a man from Hull who has not been seen for over two months.

James Harrison – who is also known as Jim – was seen on CCTV arriving at the Humber Bridge car park at around 7.45pm on Thursday December 15 in a silver Ford Transit van. CCTV then shows him speaking to the occupants of a dark coloured hatchback car (possibly red) which then left the car park. Six minutes later Mr Harrison is then captured on CCTV leaving his van parked up, before walking off.

There has not been any further sightings of Mr Harrison since.

Humber Bridge staff reported Mr Harrison’s abandoned silver Transit Van on December 20.

Officers attended and inspected the vehicle and discovered Mr Harrison’s dog inside the vehicle, which was taken to a local kennels. Friends and family have said it was out of character for Mr Harrison to leave his dog behind.

Mr Harrison is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, with a large build and speaks with a Scottish accent.

He has a greying beard and greying, untidy, collar-length hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue jumper, blue shirt, blue waterproof jacket, jeans and white trainers with a Velcro fastening.

Police would urgently like to speak to Mr Harrison, the occupants of the hatch back car or anyone else who may have seen him since Tuesday December 15.

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Concern for missing Messingham man

Concern is growing for a Messingham man who has not been seen since Tuesday 1st December.

Michael Byrne, 60, left his home in a dark grey BMW, saying he intended to travel to Haxey.

He was reported missing by his wife at 6.46pm the same day.

Missing Michael Byrne

Subsequent investigations have revealed that his car travelled over the Humber Bridge at around 1.35pm that day.

However, Mr Byrne is still yet to be traced.

He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of medium build, balding – with a small amount of grey hair at the back – and clean shaven.

He was wearing a blue striped shirt and blue or black jeans.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Mr Byrne, or his car, is asked to call Humberside Police.

Witnesses sought to identify man who 'jumped from Humber Bridge'

Two cyclists who passed a man on the Humber Bridge who is thought to have then jumped into the river, are being sought.

Officers are investigating after a report was received from the Metropolitan Police Service about a 22-year-old man from London who they believe travelled to Hull by train with the intention of harming himself.

A bag was found on the Humber Bridge on the afternoon of Wednesday November 11 containing belongings thought to be those of the missing London man.

Inquiries with the Humber Bridge have revealed CCTV footage of a man in dark clothing who appears to be carrying a rucksack similar to the one found, walking along the southbound east footway between 4.05pm and 4.10pm.

Later footage shows the figure appear to go over the railings on the bridge and disappear into the water at approximately 5.05pm.

During this time two cyclists are seen to ride past from the direction of Barton towards Hull and it is thought they will both have seen the man prior to him leaving the bridge.

It is believed other pedestrians were also on the Humber Bridge at a similar time and police are keen to speak to them in a bid to confirm the identity of the missing man.

No body has been recovered from the River Humber at this time.

Anyone who recalls seeing the man, described as a 22-year-old Asian with short, dark hair, is urged to call Humberside Police.

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Ambitious plans for Humber Bridge tower glass lift

Visitors could soon be able to ride to the top of a Humber Bridge tower in a glass lift.

The Humber Bridge

Ambitious plans to boost tourism to the landmark have been unveiled which also include a new visitor centre being built on the site.

The Humber Bridge Board, who are behind the ambitious project are now looking for a development consultant to put together the planning application and produce a business plan for what is being called the Humber Bridge Experience.

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