POLICE have confirmed that a woman is now safe following the closure of a duel-carriageway in Redditch.

Officers were sent to the A448 Bromsgrove Highway at Headless Cross yesterday (Tuesday, February 23) following reports of concern for a woman's safety.

Traffic on the road was held up in both directions with the road temporarily blocked whilst police dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police said: "We would like to thank everyone for their support yesterday and to let you know that the person we were very concerned for, is now safe."