Appeal to trace M621 bridge heroes

Police are appealing to trace two heroic members of the public who saved a woman from a bridge over the motorway in Leeds at the weekend.

Shortly before 6.30am on Sunday (18 September 2022) police received reports of a woman on the wrong side of the railings on a footbridge over the M621 near to Junction 6 for Belle Isle Road.

The motorway was closed in both directions while officers responded to the incident.

Once the woman had been safely detained a short time later and taken for mental health support, it was established that two males had held on to her as she teetered on the edge before bringing her back over the railings. She was then secured by two passing off-duty police officers before on-duty colleagues arrived.

Senior officers are looking to formally recognise those involved for their life-saving actions and are keen to trace the two males.

Those members of the public or anyone who knows who they are is asked to contact officers at Elland Road via 101 quoting reference 13220515220 or online via


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police

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