Workers sent home as bomb squad tackles suspicious package in Sheffield

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THE bomb squad was called to Sheffield last night as the city’s emergency services were put on alert after a suspicious package was discovered at a delivery company depot.

Police officers and crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were sent to the UPS depot in President Park, President Way, Attercliffe, following the alert at just before 6pm.

The building was evacuated and workers sent home as officials waited for the arrival of the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit from Nottingham.

The city’s Hazardous Area Response Team - made up of trained personnel who provide the ambulance response to major incidents involving hazardous materials - was also put on stand by.

But on examination the package was found to contain only electrical items.