Woman killed in falling shop sign horror

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A woman has died after she was hit by a falling shop sign.

The incident happened outside the Waterstones bookshop in Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, at around 5.30pm on Monday.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said the victim, a woman who is believed to be in her 70s, was walking past the shop when the sign on the front fell of and hit her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police cordon is in place and an investigation has been launched.

Fire crews and paramedics were also called to the scene.

Police said the woman has not yet been formally identified.