Armed police enter Whittle-le-Woods home after weapons reports

A major road through Lancashire has reopened after it was shut by armed police over reports of two men with weapons in a Lancashire village. Officers from Lancashire Constabulary closed the A6 Preston Road in Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, after receiving reports of two men with weapons entering a property at around 12.10pm. Armed officers swooped on the property, with one eyewitness telling LancsLive that police officers could be seen ‘ramming a door’ shouting ‘armed police’.

There were delays in the area for a number of hours, with the majority of the traffic using Chorley Old Road instead of the A6. At around 3.50pm, police said the A6 Preston Road had reopened after nobody was found in the property they were investigating.

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A police spokesperson said: “It was reported two men had entered an address, possibly carrying weapons. “Police and armed officers searched the address, however, no one was found inside.

The incident has now been stood down and the road closure has been lifted.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0525 of May 18.

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