Road closed after house partially collapses in Preston

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.

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 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.”