Man arrested after climbing Severn Crossing tower to fly a drone

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A man has been arrested after climbing one of the towers of the old Severn Crossing to fly a drone.

It happened at around half past eight this morning.

Traffic on the M48 was held up while officers dealt with the situation.

Police say the situation has been resolved.

“The man, aged in his 20s, came down from the tower voluntarily and has since been arrested for causing a public nuisance.”

Avon and Somerset Police