Hoax call investigation launched after Broadgate area incident

Posted on - 30th June, 2014 - 3:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News

Lancashire Police have revealed the deployment of armed officers to an address in the Broadgate area was because of a hoax call.


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.

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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.

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