A SUICIDE spot has claimed another life after a Redditch man jumped from a bridge over the Bromsgrove highway.

Paul Robinson, aged 53, of Ashton Close, who plunged to his death on Sunday, July 3, intended to kill himself, a Worcestershire coroner ruled.

Mr Robinson, reported on social media to be terminally ill, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after jumping off the bridge on the A448.

An inquest held in Stourport by Worcestershire Coroner’s Service on Friday, August 16, ruled that Mr Robinson committed suicide.

The medical cause of death was listed as shock and haemorrhaging, multiple injuries and trauma.

Police were called at around 8.50am and a section of the A448 between Headless Cross, Redditch, and Bromsgrove was closed until about noon.

Follow his tragic death, fresh pleas have been made to ensure that the bridge, which has seen several suicide attempts, safe.

Recently, Worcestershire County Council chiefs met to discuss the Muskett's Way footbridge, and mental health campaigners hoped action would be taken to prevent further deaths.

Cllr Marcus Hart, cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: "Public safety is our number one priority when it comes to all of our roads, highways, footpaths and bridges. We have a commitment to follow responsible reporting guidelines and for this reason will not comment further at this time.

"Further information will of course be released when the matter is next in the public domain through the council."

An inquest into his Mr Robinson's death opened on Thursday, July 7 and closed on Friday, August 16.