A man has leapt from the balcony of a block of flats after a stand-off with police.

Officers and firefighters are in Hinkler Road, Thornhill, where the person has been standing on a balcony.

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He grabbed hold of a cable or wire on the side of the building and seemingly tried to gain purchase before landing on the ground.

Police have pinned him to the ground bringing the incident to an end.

The incident started in Lydgate Road. Officers were called to the street - but moved to the block of flats in Hinkler Road.

"This is all part of our response to this incident," a police spokeswoman said.

She added: "We are currently in attendance at the concern for the welfare of a man outside of an address on Lydgate Road in Southampton

"We were called shortly before 7am today and specialist officers remain at the scene at the current time. The road is closed while we deal with the incident."