False alarm after police seal off Blackpool street

Dickson Road has been cordoned off
Dickson Road has been cordoned off

Police sealed off a Blackpool street tonight to investigate a suspicious package.

Dickson Road was cordoned off for about an hour this evening.

The bags had been left outside the Duke Of York pub and concerned residents and pub goers had alerted Lancashire Constabulary.

Police force incident manager Steve Bradshaw said: “An area was cordoned off.

“There were two suspicious bags outside the Duke of York.

“Further investigation of the bags found that they were not a threat, they were luggage.

“Enquiries are ongoing.“

Dickson Road was cordoned off at both ends from about 7.30pm-8.30pm.