Bridge fine for city man

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A man has been fined £170 for jumping from Devil’s Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Michael Hugh Sharkey, 24, from Gressingham Drive, Lancaster was fined by Kendal Magistrates’ Court for the offence.

A byelaw is in place to stop people from jumping from the bridge, which is a very dangerous activity with potentially fatal consequences.

Inspector Paul Latham from Cumbria Constabulary said: “There are a number of risks associated with jumping off a bridge including hitting rocks, misjudging the depth of water and sudden emersion in cold water.

“This fine shows we do take this activity very seriously, and work closely with South Lakeland District Council to tackle the dangers.

“If someone jumping is reported we will attend and take further action. “