A MAN climbed onto the roof of a building in Bardsley this morning.

Police were called to Ashton Road at around 10.52am over concerns for the welfare of a man.

It is reported that the building that the man climbed on was a former pub.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman added: "The man is on the roof of a building and is engaging with Police.

"There is a scene ongoing and road closures in place."

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Ashton Road was shut both ways following the incident.

At around 2pm, police said the man was no longer on the building and had been taken to hospital.