A MAN was taken to hospital following a major police incident in Alloa last night.

Dozens of police raced to Hillside Terrace after reports of concern for a man within one of the properties there at around 4.35pm.

The street was closed by police, which included an incident response unit, for around two hours or so.

At around 6pm, officers with riot shields made their way towards the flat before being heard forcibly entering the property.

Shouting was heard from the direction of the flat before some of the officers left.

A short while later, a man in his thirties was brought out on a stretcher surrounded by officers and taken into an ambulance before being transferred to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Advertiser: "Police in Forth Valley responded to an address in the Hillside Terrace area of Alloa at around 4.35pm on Wednesday, January 9, following a report of a concern for a person.

"Emergency services attended and the incident was safely concluded at around 6pm.

"A man was taken to hospital for treatment."

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed a man was taken to hospital for treatment.

He said: "We received a call at 16.30pm on Wednesday, January 9, to attend an incident on Hillside Terrace in Alloa.

"We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and transported one male patient in his 30s to Forth Valley Royal Hospital."