Armed police were spotted in Winckley Square triggering worry for nearby businesses and residents.Advertisement
Around 4.30pm on Thursday (27 October) the SWAT teams were seen stopping a vehicle.
A police car with armed officers was also in operation.
It is understood the incident was a training exercise.
Blog Preston asked Lancashire Police for more information and confirmation it was a training incident, but no information was provided.
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Behind the armed officers the ongoing work in Winckley Square can be seen, as part of a major restoration project.