A 27-year-old man has been taken to hospital following this afternoon's police incident. 

The male who had been detained under the Mental Health Act, has been taken to Arrowe Park Hospital. 

Motorists faced travel chaos this afternoon, after roads surrounding the Wallasey Tunnel were closed as police remained concerned for the safety of the man after he went up onto the bridge. 

Officers were called to the tunnel at around 1.50pm today.

Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue were also at the scene and negotiators spent time talking to the man.

Roads closures are still thought to be in place, with heavy congestion expected as rush hour hits.

Poulton Road and Mill Lane are closed, affecting traffic in both directions.