Rotherham store evacuated over suspicious package false alarm

Staff and shoppers were evacuated from New Look.
Staff and shoppers were evacuated from New Look.
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A Rotherham shop was evacuated over concerns about a suspicious package - which turned out to be an empty box.

Staff and customers inside the New Look store in Parkgate Retail World, Rotherham, were evacuated around 2pm this afternoon.

Police on the scene investigated the suspicious package and discovered it was an empty box.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at around 2pm this afternoon to reports of a possible suspicious package at the Parkgate Retail World in Rotherham.

“Officers have assessed the package and it is was an empty box.

“There was no risk to the wider public but one store made the decision to evacuate as a precautionary measure.”