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999 call for 'fear of bridges'

A terrified motorist with a fear of bridges called police out for help - because he was too scared to drive through the Dartford crossing in North Kent.

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Operator stayed on phone with terrified driver

Driver was terrified of the crossing Credit: Meridian

The operator stayed on the phone with the man to reassure him until a patrol located his car - and drove the vehicle through the tunnel with him as a passenger, before sending him on his way. He was too scared to drive through the Dartford crossing.

Inspector Paul Sellwood, of the Kent Police roads policing unit, said: "This incident shows how seriously we take all calls we receive from members of the public."

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