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Bomb scare shuts down centre of Truro

By WBNews  |  Posted: October 19, 2012

  • Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit at work

  • MCP Ken Dine with the suspect package

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb. PIc by Gavin Pedley

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb.

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb.

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb.

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb.

  • Truro city centre closed by police investigating a suspected bomb.

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A PACKAGE originally suspected of posing a potential threat in Truro has been declared safe.

Bomb disposal experts arrived to deal with a reported suspicious package after part of the city centre was evacuated and sealed off.

Hundreds of shoppers were left wondering what was happening as police moved in and cordoened off much of Boscawen Street this morning.

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Shops were also closed and emptied, with one worker telling the West Briton she was told officers were dealing with a "suspicious package" reported at the NatWest bank in St Nicholas Street at 10.10am. She said she was told the area would be closed off for at least two hours.

Devon and Cornwall Police advised drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area and confirmed: "We have received a report of a suspicious package at the NatWest bank in Truro.

"The bank has been evacuated whilst police enquiries are carried out and a 100m cordon has been put in place.

"Local road closures have been put in place but it is not known at present how long this will be for.

"The EOD (bomb disposal team) has been informed."

As of 12.30pm, a Royal Navy bomb disposal team had arrived and unloaded a robotic explosive dismantling device from its van in Boscawen Street.

By 1.40pm the police confirmed the item was established as "non-suspicious". It was said to be a camera.

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  • Truro_England  |  October 19 2012, 4:26PM

    A bit of fun for a sleepy old Cornish town for a few hours! not very often something happens down here in Cornwall 1912..

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  • Phil_lip  |  October 19 2012, 3:45PM

    It would save thousands of pounds if every police station had some kind of imaging device, such as ultrasound so they could investigate the package before this kind of chaos is caused and bomb disposal is called. Love the comment bissoeboy, it really is a true photo_bomb lol

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  • bissoeboy  |  October 19 2012, 3:15PM

    Photo Bombing

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  • bissoeboy  |  October 19 2012, 3:13PM

    Photo Bombing

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  • emmit2011  |  October 19 2012, 12:01PM

    Probably an inside job, raise fear, keep up the illusion Problem, Reaction, Solution

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  • Taxman100  |  October 19 2012, 11:44AM

    Now, now, Big_Ger, do not encourage them. Otherwise, at great expense to the public purse, we will have to fly in Military EOD Specialists from Afghanistan to defuse their IED's.

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