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Bingham suspicious package: Town centre re-opens

October 12, 2018
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Bingham town centre has now fully reopened, after police lifted the cordon that was in place following a report of a suspicious package earlier today (Friday 12 October).

Nottinghamshire Police put the cordon in place at the junction of Union Street and Market Street, after they were called just after 4.35pm.

A full cordon remained in place until around 9.30pm, while officers worked alongside fire and ambulance crews and army bomb disposal experts at the scene. The final section of the cordon, covering Union Street itself, was fully lifted at around 9.50pm.

The package has now been recovered and a police investigation has begun to determine the contents of that package.

The town centre has now fully reopened and officers are satisfied that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Thank you to the local community

Inspector Paul Hennessy, who coordinated the police response to the incident, said: “We just want to take this opportunity to thank those local residents and businesses who were affected by tonight’s road closures.

“The community’s safety is our absolute priority, but it’s so important that we have the understanding and support of the community to enable emergency crews to continue their essential work at the scene and get us to a place where we reassure the local people that there is no ongoing threat to their safety.”

Update from officers at the scene:

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