THE Evesham Bypass was partially closed after a man was seen across the railings on Offenham Bridge. 

The man in his 30s managed to cross back later around 40 minutes later.

Drivers faced long delays on A46 both ways between A44 The Squires and B4035 Badsey Road.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Police were called by a member of the public at 4.56pm yesterday (Monday 9 July) after a male was seen across the railings on the Offenham Bridge on the A46 Evesham Bypass. "This part of the bypass was closed while emergency services gave support.

"He crossed back at about 5.38 pm and departed the scene in an ambulance. He is from Evesham."

The road was blocked briefly between the island near to Evesham Garden Centre and the Badsey Island.

A West Mercia Police tweet said: "A46 Evesham, road now open. Thanks to all agencies who worked hard to resolve this incident and thanks to all for their patience whilst police were dealing."