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Paisley emergency: Police rush to lock down street after incident near polling station

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Photos from nearby Broomlands Street show several police cars blocking the street and directing people away from the street. One eye witness described it as a “major incident”. It is not yet known what the police are responding to or if the polling station, Maryrs Church Hall, has been closed.

 

Locals took to Twitter to report the incident, with one person writing: “Some kind of major incident at well street in Paisley.

“Several police vans, cars and several incident support unit outside a polling station.”

They added: “Just we had to pass it by en route and it was a pretty scary sight!

“Cldnt [sic] see anything as road completely blocked by so many vehicles.”

Another person wrote: “Anyone got any idea what’s happened on Broomlands Street at the Church/Polling Station?

“Police everywhere directing traffic away from the street.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Police Scotland for a comment.

Scots head to the polls today to elect the new members of Holyrood. 

The SNP is on course to win a fourth term in office, but it is not yet clear whether they will secure an overall majority.

Voters will head to the polls on Thursday, May 6, from 7am to 10pm.

Anyone who is aged 16 and over is eligible to vote in the election.

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