A DISTRESSED woman was spotted on the wrong side of bridge over a busy dual carriageway.

Police were called to the bridge over the A270 at Stanmer Park on Sunday afternoon.

Nearby roads were closed for an hour while officers attended the scene at. 3.30pm.

Officers said the woman was standing in a “dangerous position”.

She was detained under the powers of the Mental Health Act .

No one was hurt.

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