A SERIOUS incident forced the closure of a busy Southampton road last night.

Police were on scene at The Avenue and shut the inbound side at the junction with Lodge Road.

At around 8pm last night, a spokesperson said: "We are currently dealing with a serious incident on The Avenue in Southampton and have had to close the inbound side at the junction with Lodge Road.

"Please avoid the area if possible. We will update when we can."

The Echo has contacted Hampshire Constabulary for further information.

More to follow...