Temporary fencing solutions have been installed at a river site following a destroyed barrier in Inverclyde raised serious safety concerns.

According to the Greenock Telegraph, a stretch of barrier that protects the public from the River Clyde was damaged, leaving it hanging over the water and exposing a clear gap over the river wall. A 20-year-old has appeared in court over the alleged incident.

Barriers have now been installed at the site to protect the public. The esplanade is a popular walk, with many visitors using it.

Now, local resident and community activist Tom McKenzie has told the newspaper a permanent solution is needed immediately.

"This stretch of fencing will have to be replaced urgently," he said.

"It would be dangerous to leave it like that, particularly at night-time. We had a similar scenario at Cove Road in Gourock a while ago, when part of the shore fencing gave way."

Inverclyde Council confirmed that fencing has been placed on order and would be replaced soon.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800154983-ADNFCR