Man attempted to push Police Officer over bridge on A1 charged with attempted murder. 

A man has been charged with the attempt murder of a police officer after an incident in Newcastle.At 6:24am on Thursday, November 12, an officer responded to a report of an assault on a woman in East Denton.

When he arrived at the scene the offender ran off and the officer gave chase.

He eventually caught the man on the footbridge over the A1 and while in the process of making the arrest the man tried to push the officer over the side of the bridge onto the motorway below.

Thankfully, the officer was able to safely detain the man and he was arrested.

The 28-year-old was later charged with attempt murder of a police officer, assaulting a police officer and assault ABH.

He will appear at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on November 13.