A man was talked down from the river at the QE2 Bridge after threatening to jump on Saturday (June 21).

The Gravesend RNLI were called to Erith at around 3.40pm before being told the man was actually on the bridge in Dartford.

Kent Police also attended the scene.

He was talked down from the bridge and taken into police custody.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called to the Dartford River Crossing at 3.41pm on June 21 following concerns raised for the welfare of a person.

"The crossing was closed for a short time to allow officers to ensure the safety of the man who is now safe and well."

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