CONCERNS were raised yesterday evening, Thursday, over the state of an "unsafe building".

Wigan Council was alerted that scaffolding was removed from the Marklands building, which is at the corner of Elliott Street and Stanley Street in Tyldesley.

It is not known why the scaffolding was removed.

A road closure was not needed.

This morning, Friday, the council confirmed scaffolding has been put back in place and the building is now safe again.

A council spokesman said: "We managed to contact the scaffolding company in good time and the building has been made safe again.

"We would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their cooperation."

This is the latest incident which has affected the privately-owned site in the last year.

The building, which has 14 flats above the shops, was evacuated last June after the council said it was at risk of collapsing.

Scaffolding was subsequently put in place.

Residents who lived there were forced to leave.

And in January three fire engines were called after a blaze broke out on the second floor of the site.

No-one was hurt and the cause of the fire was not known.