A busy road in Leigh was brought to a standstill this afternoon (Saturday, June 3) after a man climbed onto the roof of a house.

Emergency services were called to the scene on St Helens Road at around 2pm.

Firefighters brought the man down. Police and ambulance staff were also in attendance.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said:“Just after 2pm this afternoon, two fire engines from Hindley and Bolton central fire station along with the Technical Response Unit and Hydraulic Platform from Leigh were called to reports of a man on the roof of a building on St Helens Road, Leigh.

“Crews arrived quickly at scene. Firefighters used a nine-metre ladder to help the man off the roof of the building.

“Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.”

Greater Manchester Police and Northwest Ambulance have also been contacted for comment.