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Severn Bridge, a Main Route Between England and Wales, Shuts as Drone Flown From Tower

A main route between England and Wales was closed after a man climbed a bridge and flew a drone from the top. An anonymous reader shares a report: Traffic was stopped on the M48 — the older of two Severn crossings — because of “concern for welfare,” police said. The man, in his 20s, came down voluntarily from the 47m (154ft) bridge tower and was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance. Highways England said it was deeply concerned and that “a person has put their life at serious risk”. “The incident was quickly spotted on our security cameras and reported to police and thankfully there was no injury or worse on this occasion,” it said. “Appropriate security is in place on the bridge, we are liaising with Avon and Somerset Police and will be undertaking investigations to determine if any damage was caused during the incident.” Police said: “Officers attended the M48 Severn Bridge at 08:10 this morning after concerns were raised for a man who appeared to have climbed one of the towers and was flying a drone off it.”

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