Bomb squad is called to hospital after sounds of 'explosion' are heard

Bomb squad is called to hospital after sounds of ‘explosion’ are heard outside entrance as pictures from scene show burnt out car

  • Police said they are dealing with an incident outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Pictures posted on social media show a car on fire before it was burnt out
  • People have been urged to avoid the area while a police helicopter circles 

Emergency services have been called to an ‘incident’ outside a hospital in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said a cordon has been placed around Liverpool Women’s Hospital and inquiries are ongoing.

A spokeswoman for the force said on Sunday: ‘We can confirm that an incident occurred at around 11am today outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

‘A cordon around the affected area has been established and a number of surrounding roads have been closed.

‘Emergency services are currently at the scene assessing the situation.’

Images of a car on fire at the scene earlier have been shared online, as well as footage of a number of loud bangs and billowing smoke near to the hospital entrance.

Police and firefighters have been spotted outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, alongside a bomb disposal vehicle

Police have not provided any further detail at this stage. 

A bomb squad has also been called to the hospital after reports of an ‘explosion’ outside the entrance.

Police and firefighters have been spotted at the scene, alongside a bomb disposal vehicle.

Pictures posted onto social media show a burnt out car next to a number of parked vehicles.

Pictures taken at the scene show smoke billowing into the sky, while a video picked up banging noises while firefighters arrived at the scene

A video also shows smoke billowing into the sky as loud bangs can be heard in the background, while firefighters arrive at the scene.  

Women with appointments at the hospital have been turned away, while a police cordon remains in place, the Liverpool Echo has reported. 

A police helicopter has also been seen circling the area. 

A police helicopter has also been seen circling the area outside a hospital where a car was on fire

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