Humber Bridge Board unaware of Phil Brown talking down suicide jumper
The Humber Bridge Board today said it was not aware Hull City manager Phil Brown had talked down a possible suicide jumper.
Brown claimed he met the woman when the team went for a walk on the bridge on Wednesday.
He said she was "considering her future" but came down after some "sweet talk".
A spokesperson for the bridge board said: "We have not heard anything about this."
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Here is the full interview with Brown about the incident.
Brown: "Walked across there (the Humber Bridge) yesterday. We saved a girl actually. Considering her future, shall we say, but that's one for the headlines isn't it, I suppose?"
Brown: "Well, you never know do you until you see her jump, you don't know whether somebody is actually going to."
Reporter: "So, then she saw you guys and thought 'it can't be as bad as all that?'"
Brown: "Can't be as bad as that."
Reporter: "I've got to ask, it would be silly not to ask, did you seriously bump into a young lady up there then?"
Brown: "Yes, I did."
Reporter: "What, you just got talking to her and..."
Brown: "Aye, sweet talk."
Reporter: "How old was she?"
Brown: "She was claiming she was 40 plus, but she looked a lot younger than 40 plus."
Reporter: "How did you manage to dissuade her from jumping?"
Brown: "Nobody said she was going to jump."
Reporter: "But I mean, seriously?"
Brown: "You've got a story there haven't you?"
Reporter: "Well, you just said that you bumped into this woman."
Brown: "It's your job to write the headlines not mine."
Reporter: "Did she come and join you for the walk?"
Brown: "No, no, she tootled off to wherever she came from."
Reporter: "There's no reason to be up there unless you're a football team looking for inspiration?"
Reporter: "What was the thinking, just a warm down?"
Brown: "No, no, not a warm down, looking for clarity."
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