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Fresh safety warning after youngsters caught trying to climb Humber Bridge

Police have reiterated safety warnings after three young people tried to climb the Humber Bridge this morning.

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The youths were escorted off the Bridge after reports that they were attempting to climb onto the cables on the Southbank side on the West footpath.

No one was injured in the incident, which is the third of its kind since May.

Man arrested following collision on Humber Bridge

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray after his car collided with the safety barrier on the Humber Bridge.

Police and emergency services attended the incident at 2.45pm after there was concern for the safety of the man in question.

He received medical attention before being arrested by police.

There were traffic delays on the Bridge as arrangements were made for the vehicle to be recovered.


Lane blocked on Humber Bridge after collision

A lane on the Humber Bridge has been blocked following a two vehicle collision.

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The incident happened on the northbound carriageway of the A15 on the bridge at 1:51pm today.

Traffic delays are being experienced at present, emergency services are in attendance although no-one is thought to be seriously injured.

Work is ongoing to clear the carriageway and arrange recovery of the vehicles.

Humber Bridge visitor experience plans to go on display

Plans for the proposed Humber Bridge Visitor Experience will go on display today and tomorrow.

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A public exhibition showcasing the full extent of the scheme is to be held at Hessle High School from 3pm to 7pm on Friday, May 13th, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, May 14th, at the Humber Bridge Viewing Area car park.

Members of the public are invited to come along to see the plans and give their feedback to the Humber Bridge Board.

The scheme includes a glass lift that will take visitors to the top of the north tower of the Bridge, as well as a new visitors centre and hotel.

The Humber Bridge Board is expecting to submit a full planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in late May or early June.

The glass lift that will take visitors to the top of the north tower of the Bridge. Credit: Humber Bridge Board

“The public exhibition is a very informal event, there is no need to book. People can come along to the school on Friday or to the Humber Bridge Viewing Area car park on Saturday, drop in and see the plans first hand.

“We will have a team manning the exhibition who will be able to answer any questions the public might have, as well as feedback forms to fill in which will go to the Humber Bridge Board for consideration.

“Everyone is welcome so if you have an interest in the bridge, or just want to come along and find out more about the project, then May 13th and 14th are the days to do it.”

– Peter Hill, general manager and Bridge Master of the Humber Bridge

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.


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.

Giant dog goes walkies across Humber Bridge

A giant dog has walked across the Humber Bridge this morning to launch a charity fund-raising tour around the country

The 8ft tall model is going "walkies' to some of the UK's best known landmarks to raise money for Cancer Research.

People will be encouraged to take a selfie with the dog and follow its progress online.

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