A ROAD in Widnes was closed on Thursday evening as police were called to a man on a bridge.

Watkinson Way was shut after a report of a concern for safety yesterday, Thursday.

Officers attended and spoke with the man, who was taken to hospital.

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called just before 7.25pm to Watkinson Way following reports of the concern for the safety of a man on a bridge.

"Police swiftly attended the scene and spoke with the man.

"He was then taken to hospital.

"A road closure was in place as a precaution."