In a bizarre incident, a man from the Batheaston Street in England dug a deep hole in his garden, climbed into it and refused to get out, bringing the whole street to a standstill on Tuesday morning (12 December).

Specialist fire and rescue teams rushed to Catherine Way to help the man, who has not been named. Why he climbed into the hole remains a mystery.

According to a neighbour, the man had been digging the hole for weeks, Bath Chronicle website reported.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police said: "We responded to the incident this morning in a support capacity.

"We had to close the road because there were so many service vehicles in response, which was disruptive because it was on a bus route.

"The incident was resolved and the man got out of the hole of his own accord."

Dominic Denny, a resident of the locality said: "There was a lot of fire department and rescue teams up there.

"It started at about 4am this morning when there was a lot of shouting and screaming coming from the house opposite me. The young man's family was outside trying to get him back in the house."

According to Denny, the whole street was packed with the emergency vehicles and special support teams by 7am. "I'd say there were probably 10 different emergency service team members up there."

"They called the specialist in and they put together a kind of crane over the hole and then tried to go down and get him," Denny said, according to the website.

"The whole of the estate was closed off. I had to ask to be able to leave to get to my surgery on time. They were letting people out but you couldn't get back into the street," Denny added.