Police have confirmed a man was brought to safety by officers following an incident on the A127.

The Southend-bound carriageway was closed for a short period this morning (Thursday, November 25) to allow police to deal with the incident.

It is understood it was in relation to a mental health matter.

The road has since reopened, with a police spokesman adding: "We were called to concerns for a man on a bridge in the area of Kent Elms Corner and Prince Avenue, Southend at around 10.20am on November 25.

"Officers attended, spoke with the man and managed to bring him to safety."

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The closure meant there were some delays on the A127, with queues forming back towards Rayleigh Weir.

Delays of up to 10 minutes were reported but it is understood congestion has now eased.