Preston Railway Station was partially evacuated this morning (October 4).Advertisement
Police were called to reports of a suspicious item on board a train at the station.
Virgin Trains staff conducted a partial evacuation of the train and platform as a precaution.
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The item in question, a water bottle, was declared safe upon closer inspection.
As a precaution, @VirginTrains staff conducted a partial evacuation of the train and platform.https://t.co/C59ZdCTOd8
— BTP Lancashire (@BTPLancs) October 4, 2017
A statement from British Transport Police said: “We responded to reports of a suspicious item on board a train at Preston.
“Upon closer inspection the item (a water bottle) was declared safe.”