A substantial police presence was set up near to the M65 motorway after the police said they were attending a 'concern for safety' incident.

The incident, near to Junction 13 of the M65, is believed to be ongoing.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We attended a concern for safety call at 2.10pm on Wednesday, close to junction 13 of the M65."

Officers were called to the scene, near Nelson and Colne College, but have not given any more details about the incident at this time.

Traffic close to where the police were stationed has been slow and heavy, with congestion expected until the incident had been fully resolved.