There's a major police presence in Birkdale tonight after a crash.

Emergency services were called to Lulworth Road at around 4.35pm following reports of a collision.

A large emergency services presence is in place on the road including Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service and an Air Ambulance car.

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

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Police responding to 'report of a road traffic collision'

Police have sent out a statement confirming they're responding to reports of a crash.

A spokesperson said: "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."

Motorists told to avoid the area

Merseyside Police are encouraging motorists to avoid the area due to the closed road.

A spokesperson from the force said: "Emergency services are currently at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

"Road closures are in place on Lulworth Road and motorists are advised to avoid the area."

Video from the scene on Lulworth Road

Footage from the scene shows Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service and an air ambulance response car are at the scene.

Road closed in both directions

Merseyside Police sealed the road off in both directions while they carry out enquiries.

Traffic monitoris System INRIX says traffic is coping well.

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

"Traffic is coping well."