Heavy police presence in Padiham

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A large police presence was visible in Padiham on Friday night, although the force would not comment on the reasons behind it.

Several residents reported on social media of a heavy presence, including mounted police and vans, around Malvern Avenue and surrounding areas.

Comments on social media centred around the need for increased policing in Padiham in light of several recent incidents including a burglary at Dolly’s Sandwich Shop in Burnley Road.