A busy road in an Essex town centre has been closed to all traffic this morning due to an ongoing incident. 

All three emergency services have been spotted in Southway, Colchester, near to the St Botolph's Circus roundabout. 

Traffic is being held at the roundabout and a cordon has been set up around the area. 

A photo of the scene appears to show more than six police vehicles in attendance. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are currently on scene at an incident in Colchester.

"Officers responded to concerns for the welfare of a woman on top of a car park in Osborne Street around 7.30am this morning (Sunday, June 13).

"She has been taken to hospital for further treatment of life-threatening injuries.

"The surrounding roads have been closed to allow emergency services to assist."