ARMED police officers have been seen in a town centre.

Two officers, carrying rifles, are posted outside the Halifax bank in King William Street in Blackburn.

A police spokesman said an incident has not occured and the officers have been deployed to ressaure the public.

The spokesman said: "I can confirm we are not here due to an incident.

"We have been positioned here to help reassure Blackburn shoppers in the town centre."

It comes in the wake of Friday's terror attack on London Bridge.

The man who carried out the stab attack at London Bridge on Friday, named by police as Usman Khan, had previously been jailed for terrorism offences.

Khan, 28, was wearing a GPS police tag and was out of prison on licence when he launched his attack, in which a man and a woman were killed and three others were injured.

Khan was shot dead by officers after members of the public restrained him.