Man in custody after supermarket damaged in Leyland

In this picture, sent in by a reader, a man is spotted at the scene
In this picture, sent in by a reader, a man is spotted at the scene

A man has been arrested after windows at a Leyland supermarket were "smashed with a hammer."

Lancashire Police said a 34-year-old man is in custody and moved to reassure residents the incident is not terror related.

Extensive damage at the Tesco store

Extensive damage at the Tesco store

The Tesco Extra store, on Towngate, is expected to re-open at around 1.30pm on Thursday, August 24.

An eye-witness said customers were ushered to the rear of the premises while a number of panes of glass forming the shop's frontage were damaged by a man wielding a "lump hammer".

A police statement said: "An incident has occurred at Tesco Extra Towngate Leyland at 10.45am.

"Extensive damage was caused to numerous large windows at the front of the store, a male has been arrested.

Leyland Tesco was closed after the incident

Leyland Tesco was closed after the incident

"Police want to reassure the public that this was not a terror related incident."

The 34-year-old, from the Leyland area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage, a force spokesman added.