Properties evacuated as bomb squad investigate 'suspicious package' at Burnley Cricket Club

Police have released this map of the evacuation zone.
Police have released this map of the evacuation zone.
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A "suspicious package" has prompted an evacuation around Burnley Cricket Club, police said.


Officers have now announced a new evacuation zone around the club on Belvedere Road

Burnley Cricket Club.

Burnley Cricket Club.

Properties within the two circles on the map have been evacuated while police continue to investigate.

Burnley Police said this is a precautionary measure.

The bomb squad was called this morning to assess the package, and residents and motorists have been warned of the traffic disruption in the area.

A spokesperson for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "We are currently responding to reports a suspicious package has been found at Burnley Cricket Club on Belvedere Road.

"The EOD has been called to assess the package."

Update to follow.