World News – GB – Man ‘on mobility scooter’ pours petrol into Halifax bank in Blackpool


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ARMED police were taken to a Halifax bank in Blackpool following reports that a man on a mobility scooter entered the building and poured petrol into it

Lancashire Police have confirmed they were called to the scene at 2:22 p.m. this afternoon and all staff have now been evacuated

A Force spokesperson said: « We were called around 2:10 p.m. this afternoon to inform us that a man on a mobility scooter had entered the bank and poured gasoline on inside

« There are currently no staff in the bank building, however, the man is still there

They added: « Nearby buildings have been evacuated and people are urged to avoid the area »

A spokesperson for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were called at 2.13pm to assist police in an incident at the Halifax Bank on Church Street, Blackpool

« We have sent two fire trucks from Blackpool and another from Bispham and the fire fighters are on standby to help the police »

Lancashire Live reports that nearby businesses – including Greggs, Ladbrokes and Nandos – have also been evacuated

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