Major emergency response following reports of concern for a woman in Birkenhead

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Merseyside Police have confirmed that their officers attended a house in Birkenhead after reports of concern for the safety of a woman.

Officers were called at midday to the property on Woodchurch Road which was cordoned off by police after reports of a woman on the roof of a property.

Major emergency response in Birkenhead

Police, ambulance and fire crews were all in attendance while negotiators tried talking the woman down.

Motorists were told to avoid the area, though the cordon was lifted around three hours later.

The woman was safely talked down and taken away in an ambulance to be assessed.