ONE of the main routes into Hexham was closed for almost two hours on Saturday after police received a report of concern for a woman.

Police and fire crews were called to the incident on Hexham Bridge shortly after 6pm.

The emergency services managed to bring a woman to safety.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "At 6.15pm on February 1, police received a report of a concern for a woman on Hexham Bridge.

"It was reported that a woman was on the wrong side of the bridge wall.

"Officers attended and closed the road until the woman was safely recovered shortly after."

The road reopened just before 8pm.