A BUSY route into Hereford was blocked this afternoon as emergency services responded to concern for a person's welfare.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A465 Belmont Road shortly after 2.30pm on Monday afternoon, with West Mercia Police also in attendance.

An ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.32pm this afternoon to reports of a concern for patient welfare.

"We sent one ambulance to the scene and treated 1 patient, a man, who we've taken to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment."