Road closed after house partially collapses in Preston

Acregate Lane at the junction of Werner Road has been closed after bricks fell from the gable end of a property into the road overnight
Acregate Lane at the junction of Werner Road has been closed after bricks fell from the gable end of a property into the road overnight

A road has been closed in Preston after the wall of a house partially collapsed, say the police.

Acregate Lane at the junction of Werner Road has been closed after bricks fell from the gable end of a property into the road overnight on Wednesday.

Acregate Lane at the junction of Werner Road has been closed after bricks fell from the gable end of a property into the road overnight

Acregate Lane at the junction of Werner Road has been closed after bricks fell from the gable end of a property into the road overnight

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Police were contacted by concerned residents at around 7.45am on Thursday and a road block was put in place.

A police spokesman said: "We have put a road block on because there are bricks that have fallen into the middle of the road."

Building inspectors for Preston City Council have been conducting inspections at the scene.

A Preston City Council spokesperson said: "The situation is in hand – we have been on-site since first thing this morning, working with the police and the building owners.

"The area is currently surrounded by fencing and scaffolding will be installed as soon as possible.”