Police have issued another warning for youths to stay away from the former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre.Advertisement
Numerous reports have been received in the last week of groups of youngsters breaking into the building.
The former hospital in Mount Street is derelict and Preston Police say those getting inside have been smashing glass and throwing objects out.
PCSO Ross posted on the city’s police Facebook page urging youngsters to stay away.
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He said: “Not only is this incredibly dangerous to those walking or driving down Mount Street itself, but the orphanage has been deemed an unsafe building, and anyone going inside is putting themselves at great risk.
“I strongly urge those going inside to stop doing so, and to any parents, make sure your children know of the dangers.”
A further post said police had been called out on Friday (23 June) to remove children who had become trapped in the building.
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The orphanage is current the subject of plans being drawn up for its future – with Preston City Council putting pressure on its owner to find a new use for the abandoned building.