Fareham Town Centre Re-opened after “bomb” alert

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Fareham Town centre has been re-opened following a “bomb” alert.

A cordon in West Street, Fareham, has now been lifted and emergency services have stood down from the scene.

Officers were called earlier this afternoon to an area near Poundland after shop staff discovered a suspicious package.

Emergency services were supported by the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team who conducted a number of enquiries, which established the item posed no threat and the item was made safe.

A police spokesperson said: “We would like to thank everyone in the local community for their patience whilst we dealt with this incident.

“Public safety is always our utmost priority in these situations, and we want to reassure you that we are satisfied there is no threat to the public.

“In addition, we want to thank the local Tesco supermarket who provided water to members of the public and emergency services in the area.”

Photo: MOD library image

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