PRESCOT Road was closed both ways this evening after fireworks were initially suspected to be a suspicious package.

They were found at around 6.15pm by officers investigating reports of a domestic incident in a house on Prescot Road.

As a precautionary measure a cordon was set up and nearby homes evacuated while further enquiries were carried out. 

A short time later it was established that the items were several fireworks, and residents allowed back to their properties. 

Merseyside Police said: "The safety of the public is always our priority and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we responded to this incident."