Nelson Police Station evacuated amid 'safety fears' surrounding nearby demolition work

Work is ongoing to knock down the town's multi-storey car park
Work is ongoing to knock down the town's multi-storey car park
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Nelson Police Station has been forced to close today and the building evacuated after safety concerns were raised surrounding the structure of the town's multi-storey car park.

Work is currently ongoing to bulldoze Nelson's eyesore multi-storey car park and former bus station in Broadway to make way for a drive-thru McDonald's restaurant.

However, this morning it was revealed firefighters and officials from Lancashire County Council are at the site and working to make the area safe.

A Lancashire Police spokesman issued a statement on Facebook, which reads as follows: "Nelson Police Station is currently closed. We were called around 7am today by site contractors demolishing a car park next to the police station. The contractors have raised safety concerns about the structure of the car park and the station has been evacuated as a precaution.

"Broadway has been closed and officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Lancashire County Council are at the scene. We will update you as and when we have more information."