The Wallasey tunnel was sealed off after a 13 year old girl 'jumped' from a nearby bridge.

On Saturday, emergency services were called at around 7.05pm to a concern for safety at Breck Road Bridge on the Wallasey Tunnel approach road.

Officers attended the scene and found a 13-year-old girl was on the wrong side of the railings on the bridge.

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As they began engaging with the teenager she jumped.

She was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.

Traffic was temporarily held at the entrance of the Wallasey tunnel due to the incident.

One eyewitness said there were "lots of police" at the tunnel and "people couldn't leave" at the Wirral end or enter.

Helplines and support groups

The following are helplines and support networks for people to talk to, mostly listed on the NHS Choices website

  • Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected]
  • CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably (0800 58 58 58) is a leading movement against suicide. It runs a UK helpline and webchat from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year for anyone who has hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
  • PANDAS (0808 1961 776) runs a free helpline and offers a support service for people who may be suffering with perinatal mental illness, including prenatal (antenatal) and postnatal depression plus support for their family or network.
  • Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
  • PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is an organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
  • Mind (0300 123 3393) is a charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
  • Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.
  • Amparo provides emotional and practical support for anyone who has been affected by a suicide. This includes dealing with police and coroners; helping with media enquiries; preparing for and attending an inquest and helping to access other, appropriate, local support services. Call 0330 088 9255 or visit www.amparo.org.uk for more details.

  • Hub of Hope is the UK’s most comprehensive national mental health support database. Download the free app, visit hubofhope.co.uk or text HOPE to 85258 to find relevant services near you.
  • Young Persons Advisory Service – Providing mental health and emotional wellbeing services for Liverpool’s children, young people and families. tel: 0151 707 1025 email: [email protected]
  • Paul's Place - providing free counselling and group sessions to anyone living in Merseyside who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. Tel: 0151 226 0696 or email: [email protected]
  • The Martin Gallier Project - offering face to face support for individuals considering suicide and their families. Opening hours 9.30-16.30, 7 days a week. Tel: 0151 644 0294 email: [email protected]

A photo taken by an eyewitness showed queues near the Wallasey tunnel as traffic was stationary while emergency services dealt with the incident.

One person said on social media that they had "never seen so many police."

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A spokesperson for Merseyside Police told the ECHO : "We can confirm that emergency services were called to a concern for safety at Breck Road Bridge on the Wallasey Tunnel approach road in Wallasey.

"Officers were called at 7.05pm to reports that a 13-year-old girl was on the wrong side of the railings on the bridge.

"Officers attended at the scene, and as they began to engage with the teenager she jumped.

"She was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.

"Road closures were put in place whilst emergency services dealt with the incident."

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