Lancashire Police have revealed the deployment of armed officers to an address in the Broadgate area was because of a hoax call.Advertisement
A call was made to the ambulance service, who passed a report to the police, saying somebody had been shot at an address on Beech Terrace, Preston.
The call was made around 5.15pm on Sunday 29 June
A number of police officers, including armed response units, attended and cordoned off the property.
Police say they found no evidence of a disturbance or injury to any part at the address or nearby addresses.
Detectives are now investigating the hoax call.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101.