A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been taken to hospital for checks after threatening to jump out of a house window in Abergavenny.

The Ambulance Service called for police to attend the scene at 4.15pm this afternoon at a two-storey house on Park Avenue, where the youngster was calmed on police arrival.

He has since been taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny for follow-up medical examination, Gwent Police said.