POLICE have shut a street in Colchester town centre because of concerns for a woman's welfare.

Vineyard Street is closed while police try to engage with the woman.

A spokesman for Essex Police asked for people to keep away from the area.

He said: "We are currently dealing with a disturbance at an address on Vineyard Street in Colchester.

"We were contacted around 9.20am on Sunday morning with concerns for the welfare of a woman at the property.

"Officers are attempting to engage with the woman.

"The road has been temporarily closed and we ask that members of the public avoid the road to help ensure the situation comes to a safe conclusion."