Support needed for balcony at shop

Woods bra shop in Morecambe.
Woods bra shop in Morecambe.

A well-known lingerie shop in Morecambe had to be cordoned off amid fears part of the building might collapse.

A member of the public contacted police at 1pm on Sunday, August 23 after noticing part of the front of Woods of Morecambe looked ready to collapse.

The police then contacted the city council for a building supervisor to assess the situation.

A spokesman for Lancaster City Council said: “The area was barricaded off for public safety. Upon assessment it was discovered to be a structural issue with the fascia hanging off, due to an ingress of water into the shop sign.

“The council will get in touch with the shop owners to fix it.”