Update - Device Discovered - Springfield Park

The EOD have removed the item for further examination and the scene has now been stood down.

Road closures have been removed.

Police would like to thank the public for their patience whilst this matter was dealt with.

Merseyside Police, alongside other emergency services, is currently dealing with an incident in north Liverpool this afternoon (Thursday, 7 March).

Emergency services were called at about 2pm to a construction site in Springfield Park near to East Prescot Road after reports that an explosive device was found.

Emergency services are in attendance and a cordon has been set up around the device as a precautionary measure.

The Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) are in attendance and the device is in the process of being examined.

Road closures are currently in place: East Prescot Road is closed between the Sainsbury's supermarket and the Knotty Ash public house.

Closures are also in place at the junctions of East Prescot Road and Eaton Road, Eaton Road and Thomas Lane, Queens Drive and East Prescot Road.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area at the present time and follow diversions that have been put in place.