HINSON Street, at its junction with Argyle Street, in Birkenhead is currently closed following an attempted robbery this morning.

Police say an attempt was made to steal a phone during the incident, which took place at around 4.30am.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

One lane of the road is closed, extending to its junction with William Street.

There is no estimated time for the road to re-open. Traffic is coping well.