A huge emergency services presence is at the scene of a serious crash in Southport this evening

Footage shows police, North West Ambulance Service and an air ambulance response car on Lulworth Road in the Birkdale area.

The road is closed in both directions and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

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The incident was first reported at around 4.35pm and the road has been shut since 5.15pm.

Police have sent out a statement confirming they're responding to reports of a crash and have issued an appeal for witnesses.

A spokesperson told the ECHO: "Police are currently in attendance on Lulworth Road, Birkdale this evening, Tuesday 30 November.

"At around 4.35pm we received a report of a road traffic collision.

"Emergency services are currently at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to DM @MerpolCC or call 101 with reference 655 of 30/11."

Traffic monitoris System Inrix said traffic in the area is 'coping well'.

An update said: "A565 Lulworth Road in both directions closed due to accident investigation work between Weld Road and B5208 Aughton Road.

"The road was closed Tuesday evening."

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