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Police stand-off as man pours petrol inside Blackpool bank

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image captionEmergency services were called at about 14:10 BST to the Halifax Bank in Church Street

A man on a mobility scooter is in a stand-off with police after he went into a bank in Blackpool and poured petrol inside.

Emergency services were called at about 14:10 BST to the Halifax Bank on Church Street in the resort.

There are no members of staff in the bank building and a negotiator was on scene, Lancashire Police said.

Nearby buildings have been evacuated and people are being asked to avoid the area.

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