Police have closed off an area of Blackburn due to an ongoing incident. 

While the exact nature of the incident is unknown, it is believed an assault has taken place  and officers have closed the area close to Pizza Hut on Lower Audley Street  

A spokesperson for the police said: "We have had to close the area around Pizza Hut on Lower Audley Street in Blackburn. 

"This is due to an ongoing incident that is being investigated so please avoid the area while travelling, we will update yourselves once we have reopened the area."

More information has been requested from the police and we will update as and when we can.