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Children rescued from St Joseph’s Orphanage after becoming trapped

Posted on - 24th June, 2017 - 12:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Preston City Centre
St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw
St Joseph’s Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw

Police have issued another warning for youths to stay away from the former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre.

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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.

Read more: St Joseph’s Orphanage is one of England’s ‘most at risk’ buildings

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.”

The roof of the former orphanage on Mount Street in the city centre
The roof of the former orphanage on Mount Street in the city centre

A further post said police had been called out on Friday (23 June) to remove children who had become trapped in the building.

Read more: Watch inside the abandoned St Joseph’s Orphanage

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.

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