Police close Grantham street after man refuses to leave balcony

The scene in Avenue Road, Grantham.
The scene in Avenue Road, Grantham.

Police closed a road in Grantham this evening while they dealt with an incident at a town home.

Officers cordoned off a section of Avenue Road after reports of a man refusing to come down from a first floor balcony.

It is understood the incident began at about 3pm.

It is believed police are trying to persuade a man to come down from the balcony.

An ambulance crew is also at the scene.

Rush-hour motorists faced lengthy queues as they were diverted along Castlegate and around the scene.