Tesco supermarket evacuated after bomb scare in Burnley

Tesco Extra in Burnley was evacuated after reports of a bomb in the store.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 3:08 pm

Police were called to Tesco Extra on Finsley Gate in Burnley after the store received a call stating there was a bomb in the store at around 12:49pm today (February 14).

Shoppers and staff were quickly evacuated as officers checked the scene.

Eyewitnesses report seeing fire engines, ambulances and several police officers at the scene.

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Tesco Extra in Burnley was evacuated after receiving a phone call which stated there was a bomb in the store. (Credit: Google)

No bomb was found during the search.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at 12:49pm today (February 14) to reports of a bomb threat at Tesco on Finsley Gate in Burnley.

"The store was evacuated.

"Officers have attended and there is not thought to be a credible threat.

"The store will shortly be reopened."

Police enquiries are ongoing to establish the source of the phone call.