A WOMAN dramatically plunged onto the A12 from a bridge and survived after landing in undergrowth.

The drama happened around 5.30pm this evening at the Severalls Lane Bridge between junctions 29 at the Ardleigh interchange and 28, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Police fled to the scene after receiving numerous calls from concerned members of the public who had spotted the woman on the bridge.

Emergency services worked at the scene for two hours before the woman, aged between 20 and 30, was taken to hospital.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

UPDATE 2.40pm Thursday:

The woman is in a stable condition.

She is recovering from her injuries at Colchester General Hospital.