Public thanked after helping save man who tried to throw himself from a bridge

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Police have praised members of the public for helping save a man who was trying to jump from a bridge in Wakefield.

Officers were called to chantry Bridge on Thursday evening, shortly before 9pm, following reports of a 54-year-old male trying to throw himself into the water.

Members of the public were already trying to get the man away from the edge when they arrived.

He was eventually taken to hospital due to mental health issues.

A spokesman said: “We would like to thank the brave members of the public who were first on the scene and stopped the male from falling into the water.”

� Charlotte Graham 
Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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