A ROAD in Reading has been blocked off by emergency services.

Reading Buses is reporting the disruption online as it says it is unable to access a residential road in Whitley.

A tweet from Reading Buses said: "Emerald 5 services are currently unable to serve Corbridge Rd in either direction, due to parked emergency vehicles."

It was posted shortly after 4pm today.

The update comes as locals reported seeing "loads of police" in the area near Corbridge Road.

One reader said police were in Stanhope Road and Hexham Road around 3pm.

They described how police officers had appeared to have 'abandoned' their cars in Hexham Road while dealing with an incident in the area.

Thames Valley Police has been approached for comment.