'SUSPECT PACKAGE': No offences committed

Blue Boar Row Bomb Scare 2 (Ellie Harries)

12:33pm 19th January 2018
(Updated 3:15pm 1st February 2018)

It's been revealed that it was staff behind the counter at Salisbury's post office that raised the alarm about that 'suspect package' yesterday (Thursday January 18th).

A parcel that was taken into the Winchester Street branch caused some concern for employees, and after consulting with their internal security team evacuated and informed police.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place for safety while the package was checked out.

Officers got help from Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit to ensure everything was safe and eventually lifted the cordon after 4 hours.

Read more about the incident and the exclusion zone put in around Winchester Street, the Cross Keys shopping centre, Blue Boar Row and the Market Square, following that 'suspect package' on our news page at www.spirefm.co.uk/news

Police incident - suspected bomb threat Blue Boar Row Salisbury - Bomb disposal (Ellie Harries) (3)

'NO THREAT TO THE PUBLIC':

Police have been carrying out investigations throughout and are now satisfied that there is no risk to the public.

They don't believe any criminal offences have been committed.

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