Police warning after youths spotted attempting to break in to derelict Burnley care home

Police have issued a strong warning to parents after a large group of youths were spotted trying to break into a derelict care home in Burnley last night.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:02 pm

Atttempts were made to gain entry to the former Lower Ridge care home in Belvedere Road, prompting the police appeal from officers on social media.

PCSO Simon Cunliffe said: "Please can all parents educate their children that these buildings are not a play ground, not safe and may contain asbestos."

Closed since 2018, the Lancashire County Council building has suffered multiple break-ins and has been invaded by squatters. The rear conservatory and electric fittings in the large property have also been vandalised.

The former Lower Ridge care home in Burnley has now become a target for vandals and last night a large group of youths tried to break into the Belvedere Road property

A planning application has been submitted to convert the building into 50 supported living apartments for young people.