Heroic officer catches woman in Preston bridge rescue

Credit: Jim Cook, ITV Granada

A quick-thinking police officer is being hailed a hero after saving a woman's life while out on patrol in Preston.

He leapt from a moving car at Walton Bridge on London Road as the woman was about to jump into River Ribble.

The officer managed to catch her by the hands and bring her back over the wall to safety.

The woman's been taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The River Ribble as seen from Walton Bridge in Preston. Credit: Jim Cook, ITV Granada