A video has emerged showing the moment a hot air balloon was forced to make an emergency landing in a crowded Bristol street.

The video, posted online by YouTube user nashable, shows a blue and white hot air balloon make its descent over a busy street in the Bedminster area of the city, before landing in a nearby grassy area.

Nashable said in a comment under the video: "Earlier this evening, a hot air balloon lost height, landed safely outside Gaywood surgery, North Street. No harm done, doctors not required, just a lot of social media activity and red faced crew [sic]."

It is believed that the balloon was struggling to gain altitude during its flight over Bristol when it was forced to make an emergency landing. There were no reports of injuries from the incident.