Police cordoned off a children's playground and park area last night following reports of loud bangs in a busy residential area.

But a subsequent investigation has determined that the incident is not as serious as first feared.

Police confirmed this morning that they had received reports of loud bangs - which some residents claimed sounded like gunshots - coming from the park on Port Causeway in Bromborough, opposite the Aldi supermarket and adjacent to the A41.

The incident happended shortly after 8.15pm on Tuesday evening (September 15), before a dark blue Ford Focus was driven away. It lead to officers taping off the entire park area.

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But following the investigation, Merseyside Police has now confirmed to the Globe that no firearms were discharged and the bang was casued by a firework.