Preston city centre roads shut down due to police incident

The area of Bistrot Pierre and Fishergate in Preston is currently closed

 

Police are asking the public to avoid an area of Preston after a man has climbed onto the roof and is refusing to come down.

The area around Bistrot Pierre and Fishergate in Preston is currently closed while emergency services deal with the ongoing incident. Police first received the call at 5.20pm. Fishergate itself, Fleet Street and Charnley Street have a presence from Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed they were called to the incident at 5.20pm after receiving reports of a concern for welfare. Negotiation is still ongoing. A police helicopter has also been called to the scene.

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A spokesperson for Lancashire Police confirmed: “We have closed off an area of Fishergate, Preston, following a call regarding a concern for welfare.

“A man has climbed onto the roof of a building and is refusing to come down. We would ask people to avoid the area at this time. We will update you as soon as we can.”

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Melissa MajorCumbria Reporter
  • 19:45, 16 AUG 2022
  • UPDATED19:58, 16 AUG 2022

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