Published on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 12:23 pm.

Police Close off Retail Park After Suspect Package Found In Portsmouth


Anchorage Park has been evacuated this lunch time following a find of a suspect package.
A number of retail units have been evacuated with staff being moved to a safe area.
A number of emergency services are also at the scene. Police cordoned off an area around the retail park just after 11am on Tuesday. A number of workers on a near by building site have have also been asked to stop work. A 15-metre cordon was put in place, while sniffer dogs inspected the package, which was wrapped in a bin bag with a wire around it, after it was thrown out of a passing van.
After inspecting the the package it was found it to be safe.

Police took the microwave away by 11.30am and the park reopened by 12.30pm.

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