ONE of the main routes into Hexham was closed on Saturday after police received reports of concern for a woman.

Hexham Bridge was closed between 1pm and 2pm while the emergency services located a woman on the bridge and managed to bring her to safety.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said officers carried out enquiries to locate the woman and found her on the wrong side of the railings of the bridge.

She was brought to safety around 1.30pm and is continuing to receive support from health professionals.