Homeless man threatening to jump off bridge

A jeering crowd gathered as a homeless man threatened to leap from a bridge - and gave him a COUNTDOWN for his jump. Romanian-born Nicolae Iordache stripped to his boxers and climbed over the railings of the city centre crossing in protest at his housing situation. But instead of sympathy, a callous crowd of more than 200 goaded him to leap and began booing when he failed to do so. There were chants of 'jump, jump, jump' and repeated countdowns - and one onlooker even leapt into the water himself in a bid to encourage him.