A TOPLESS man was taken to hospital after he was spotted bleeding and jumping in and out of bushes in Chester.

Police were initially called to Browning Close in Blacon at 7am following reports of a man trying to climb through a window that he had broken.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police also told The Standard they had received further calls saying a man was "running around Browning Close shouting with no top on and was bleeding".

She added: "There was also a call about a man who was bleeding jumping in and out of bushes on Saxon Way.

"Police located the man and he was taken to the Countess of Chester by ambulance to be treated."

North West Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to the scene at 6.44am but could not give further details as it related to a private address.

Alarmed neighbours had taken to Facebook this morning with on reporting around six police cars and an ambulance at the scene.

Another wrote: "[There was] some bloke running and screaming. It was really scary."