A busy road in Croydon was closed today after a man was threatening to self-harm at an address nearby.

The A236 Old Town northbound, from the A232 (The Croydon Flyover) to Croydon Minster, was closed this afternoon - from around 12pm - while police and ambulance crews were at the scene.

The man has now been placed in the care of medical professionals and the incident stood down by police.

Call Samaritans anytime on 116 123.