A MAN threatening to jump from a motorway bridge caused police to put roadblocks in place early this morning.

The 31-year-old had clambered over the railings and was walking up and down the narrow ledge, police said.

He is now in hospital after police were able to talk him down from the bridge over the M65 at Stanhill Lane between Knuzden and Oswaldtwistle.

The incident saw a series of rolling roadblocks put in place at 6am and he was talked down within an hour.

The man is now being assessed at Royal Blackburn Hospital.