Police and lifeboat crews called to Erith Pier after person threatens to enter the river

PUBLISHED: 11:24 13 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 13 July 2017

RNLI crews were called out from Gravesend to Erith Pier on Wednesday night

RNLI crews were called out from Gravesend to Erith Pier on Wednesday night


Gravesend RNLI was called to the scene on Wednesday night

Lifeboat crews were asked to turn back yesterday after a person threatening to enter the river was stopped by police.

Gravesend RNLI crew members were called out just before 9.20pm on Wednesday after the threat was made at Erith Pier, near Wharfside Close.

A spokesperson from the RNLI station, based on Royal Pier Road, said: “The lifeboat, along with a Met Police marine unit proceeded to the scene.

“As the lifeboat was approaching it was confirmed by UK Coastguard that the casualty had been taken into the care of landside police.

“The lifeboat was released from service and returned to station.”

We have approached Met Police for comment.

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