A man has died after falling from a bridge onto the A30.

Trained negotiators had been called along with police officers yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, September 7), after concern was raised for a man who was said to be "on the wrong side of the railings" of an A30 bridge at Redruth.

The bridge goes over the dual carriageway at Tolgus Place.

A call was first received just after 4.30pm, and negotiations with the man began, but police say he subsequently fell at around 7.20pm.

His next of kin has been informed and a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called at 4.35pm on Tuesday, September 7, following concern for the welfare of a man aged in his 40s, on the wrong side of the railings on an A30 overbridge [viaduct] at Tolgus Place, Redruth.

"The road was closed in both directions and officers and trained negotiators attended the scene.

"The man fell from the bridge at around 7.20pm. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

The eastbound carriageway of the A30 was reopened at around 7.50pm yesterday, with the westbound carriageway reopened at around 10.45pm after further reports and investigations were carried out at the scene.