MAJOR roads in Wirral were closed when a man threatened to jump off a motorway bridge this afternoon.

Police were called to Fender Lane, Moreton at around 12.15pm and remained at the scene for more than an hour.

The man was later taken to hospital for assessment, according to a police spokesman.

Junction one southbound and junction two northbound of the M53 were closed as well as Bidston by-pass.

Nearby Reeds Lane was also shut to traffic by police officers.

All roads have now re-opened.