Streets shut in Wigan after 'structural problems' found with town centre building

Firefighters assess the building. Photo: Abigail Henry
Firefighters assess the building. Photo: Abigail Henry

A street was shut while a major operation was under way in Wigan town centre after suspected structural problems were detected in a building.

Emergency crews raced to the former bank which is now a coffee shop at the corner of Wallgate and Library Street shortly after 6pm on Wednesday.

Firefighters at the scene

Firefighters at the scene

Fire crews have been using a large crane to assess the building.

Police have closed Wallgate and Library Street to traffic.

The roads were reopened just before 6.45pm.

Wallgate and Library Street were closed to traffic. Photo: Abigail Henry

Wallgate and Library Street were closed to traffic. Photo: Abigail Henry