Suicide bid causes chaos for communters


By Clare Carswell 

A SUICIDE bid caused huge disruption to commuting traffic yesterday morning (Mon) as the Forth Road Bridge was closed.

At 5.30am yesterday a 29 year-old man stood on the flyover at Castlandhill Road, north of the Forth Road Bridge near Rosyth where threatened to jump onto the A90 below. 

The man who is local to the area was checked over by ambulance crew at the scene and was then allowed to return home.

A spokesperson for the Fife police said “It was decided that the man would have adequate care from his girlfriend and could go home with her. 

“The incident was closed at 7.30am the roads were reopened at 7.29am”.

 A spokesperson for bridge operators the Forth Estuary Transport Authority said: “We were requested to hold northbound traffic and a diversion was put in on the Ferry Toll slip road.  Police also implemented a diversion on the north end.”

A spokesperson from the AA roadwatch team said that southbound traffic was not free flowing until 9.40am, though northbound returned to normal before 9am.