Update 08:56 BST: You can breathe easy: Reddit appears to be up and running again.

Reddit, the self-proclaimed 'front page of the internet', was down on Friday morning (28 April) after maintenance work on the website went wrong.

Reddit informed users that scheduled work was due to take place on the website overnight, however, as of this morning, the hugely popular internet forum was still inaccessible.

Downdetector indicates that Reddit first started encountering issues at just after 6:00 BST this morning. It was around this time that Reddit informed users on Twitter that maintenance work on the site had been completed.

Reddit's homepage had been replaced by a blue screen reading, "Reddit is down for maintenance", suggesting the scheduled updates didn't go according to plan.

The company later tweeted that it had identified the problem and was working on an fix. In the meantime, Reddit users have reacted in typical fashion.

According to Alexa, Reddit is now the ninth most-visited website in the world, and the fourth most popular in the United States.