Taking a punter home I had to cross the main A12 as I did so I noticed some one leaning against the hand rail of the bridge looking at the main road below,
I dropped the punter off and headed back to town for the "Vomet Comet" or the last train in from London when I get to the A12 bridge, the person I had seen before Is now on the other side of the barrier leaning back with a rope around his neck which is tied to the hand rail ,"F me" he going to jump ! so I stopped a bit further along the road turned around so I could still see him and dialed 999.
After being asked the "ins and outs" of a ducks backside including my name and phone number I am trying to tell the operator what is happening ,what service do I require ? I am asked ,the lot I replied ,It took what seemed like an absolute age before an ambulance arrived only to find it is already on its way to A&E with some one,give them thier due they did stay,eventually a local panda car arrived after the controller had put me through directly to the car having to explain where he was,what he was wearing ,how old,have I spoken to him,was he distressed ? thats a good one !,then a dog unit turns up ?,
then a paramedic,
Our friend is still there hanging back over the A12,
A traffic car comes of the A12 now I would have thought he would of stopped the traffic, who wants a pair of legs suddenly appearing in front of you when you are doing 70mph ? he did not even stop.
I was there for nearly an hour,confirmed with the police there was no need for me stay,so I take the cab back and get my car to go home guess which way I have to go to get home ?,well he was stiil there on the wrong side of the barrier leaning back with the rope around his neck the traffic on both the A12 & A414 has not been stopped.
I am now partaking in a very large glass of Famous Grouse before I go to bed !
Apologies for any spelling & grammer mistakes