EMERGENCY services are “winding-down” an operation which saw bomb disposal experts called to check out a suspicious package.
The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were able to allay fears that the package—left outside shops off Bawtry Road, Bramley—was an explosive device, shortly after 11am this morning.
A police spokeswoman refused to comment on whether the package had been left at the spot as a deliberate hoax but said that investigations would follow the incident.
She said: “The Eexplosive Ordnance Disposal team were able to identify that the package was not an explosive and the operation is now winding down.
“The package was a paint tin-type container wrapped in some kind of plastic.
“In situations like this, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“A huge amount of resources were used in this operation but, when public safety is in question, all precautions have to be taken.”
Emergency services had been called to the shopping promenade, near to Bramley’s Total petrol station, shortly after 8am.
Police also set up a cordon and temporarily closed some of the shops as a precaution ahead of the EOD’s arrival.