A POLICE officer has come out on social media to thank the public for preventing a woman from falling off a motorway bridge.

PC Claire Gray, a Roads Policing Officer at West Yorkshire Police, posted on Twitter at around 12.17pm.

It was accompanied with a photo of several people on a bridge above the M62, near junction 24 (Ainley Top).

She said: "Massive thank you to the members of the public that stopped and prevented a female from falling.

"Thankfully we were also in the right place and together brought the female back to safety and she is now receiving some support.

"We are here to help."