A CORDON has been lifted in Reading town centre following a fear for welfare report.

Police and firefighters were called to the River Kennet footpath between the Queen's Road NCP car park and the Grosvenor Casino at around 11am following a fear for welfare.

A man could be seen sat on the riverbank shouting at police officers while members of the public watched on.

A team from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service's (RBFRS) Water Rescue Unit were also on standby.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police (TVP) said: "The fear for welfare was resolved safely and there are no longer any cordons in place."