The QEII bridge in Dartford has been reopened after it was shut down because a woman was threatening to jump.

Essex Police closed the bridge earlier this afternoon over concern for the woman's safety.

An updated statement read: "We have now brought the woman to safety and bridge is re-opening.

"We appreciate your patience, understanding and compassion."

All lanes have now reopened after roads were blocked for 45 minutes while police dealt with the incident.

Traffic remains slow clockwise J31 Lakeside to J1A in Swanscombe.

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