Preston Town Hall on lockdown due to knife threat

Posted on - 14th June, 2024 - 2:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
A police van in Lancaster Road, Preston, during Friday 14 June Pic: Blog Preston

The doors of the Town Hall in Lancaster Road were closed on Friday (14 June) lunchtime after threats made.

Preston Police confirmed they were called to the headquarters of Preston City Council.

A police spokesperson told Blog Preston: “We had a report at around 1pm on Friday that a man possibly armed with a machete had been making threats to members of staff and patrols are currently out looking for him.”

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A police presence is in place in the city centre and the man is described as white, short, dark hair and has brown eyes.

Blog Preston understands no one was hurt in the incident.

The city council’s deputy chief executive and director of community and wellbeing, Sarah Threlfall, told Blog Preston: “This afternoon, we were made aware of a threat towards staff members. As a precaution the Town Hall was secured, and the police called.

“We take the security and safety of all staff members and service users very seriously. We’d like to thank Preston Police for their quick response.”

The Town Hall doors were closed up on Friday lunchtime following the incident Pic: Blog Preston

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote log 591 of 14 June.

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