Police were called to a report of a woman in distress on a bridge over the A64 near Malton at about 3.45pm today (Sunday).

A spokesperson said: "North Yorkshire Police officers attended alongside North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel. The road was closed in both directions, and the woman was safely brought down from the bridge just before 5pm.

"She has been taken to hospital to get the support she needs.

"Thank you to motorists for their patience while the emergency services worked at the scene."