A major Southampton bridge was shut after a concern for welfare incident.

The Itchen Bridge was shut on Monday night in both directions, but was reopened following concerns for the welfare of a woman.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 8.45pm.

The woman was then taken into the care of Hampshire police officers and the bridge was reopen.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said last night: "Officers attended Itchen Bridge at around 8.45pm this evening due to a concern for the welfare of a woman. 

"The woman is now with officers and the bridge has reopened."