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Man removed from bridge following 'police incident'

By philtaylorphoto  
A crop from a portion of the frame, as I didn't want to spook the person who had been 'standing on a bridge, and whose welfare the police had been concerned for'.

The expressions are remarkably varied, especially the female officer..

The motorway was at a standstill for over 2 hours, as a 2nd incident broke out afyer this one ended.

the new Canon 70 to 300L is earning its keep, this is the second such incident in a week.



Tags: Photo journalism Police Bridge Motorway Attempted suicide

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cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
1 Jul 2020 8:32AM
Great reportage 😁
kaybee 18 8.4k 27 Scotland
1 Jul 2020 8:36AM
I may have heard about the delays when listening to the radio.
Hopefully the poor chap gets the help he obviously needs.

It does peeve me though when they describe it as "a police incident" .............. it is an incident that the police are dealing with. It comes down to shoddy use of language - the same as when 'somebody has been detained for a suspected stabbing' ... No - the stabbing is the definite, the suspected bit is who did it.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 10:09AM

Quote:It does peeve me though when they describe it as "a police incident" .............. it is an incident that the police are dealing with. It comes down to shoddy use of language - the same as when 'somebody has been detained for a suspected stabbing' ... No - the stabbing is the definite, the suspected bit is who did it.


Add to that 'A man has been killed after an accident on the M1...', 'One in ten of the population are affected', and practically all use of the words 'devastated' and 'decimated'.
1 Jul 2020 10:53AM
Great capture, their expressions say it all, so sad for many troubled souls.
Sylvia
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
1 Jul 2020 12:26PM
I'm afraid the phrases Army Technical Officer makes me think they mend photocopiers. The same goes for improvised explosive device; it makes me think that during lockdown you could buy them from Amazon if you were not saving the pennies.

I'm afraid that 'a person standing on the wrong side of the bridge railings' has become an epidemic in my area. As you can see, I covered another one last week.

Until I found out about this one yesterday, I was in the process of making up a list of suitable overbridges that can see other ones as preparation.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1965 England
1 Jul 2020 6:19PM
Sometimes, omitting the 'subject' from the frame is both kind, and telling...
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
1 Jul 2020 8:28PM
It's unusual being able to see anything on an incident like this. Because the person on the bridge may now be a hospital patient, they are entitled to anonymity.

The scowling police officer- she has been very vocal about being photographed on incidents in the past. That stare soured the milk in the corner shop behind me, any tooknthe coating off my UV filter.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1965 England
1 Jul 2020 9:13PM
It's a tough job even if you're easygoing and have a sense of humour...

Like photojournalism, I reckon.
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
1 Jul 2020 9:20PM
Indeed. On Sunday, after an hour of hunting down a location of a motorway crash, I finally got down to wiring the general shots of the location whilst it threw it down. On the other side of the car park was a crashed car. It turns out that the victim was a mother of 4. When you find out the lives behind incidents it brings home the tragedy of what you are working with.
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
5 Jul 2020 5:20PM
Well, this one has now taken a bizarre turn.
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/18560104.man-brought-m61-motorway-standstill-sentenced-court/

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