Police dealing with ‘incident’ outside Liverpool hospital

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Emergency services have been called to an “incident” outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Merseyside Police said a cordon has been placed around the area 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.”

Liverpool Women’s Hospital incident
An area has been cordoned off (Peter Byrne/PA)

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.

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