Suspect package in Rotherham was a hoax bomb

A suspect package in Rotherham turned out to be a hoax bomb.

Thursday, 15th December 2016, 10:01 am
Updated Thursday, 15th December 2016, 10:22 am
A suspect package was found in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police said a 'suspect package' found by a member of the public near to Magna on Temple Road, Rotherham, had been made to look like a bomb.

A cordon was put in place around the package until bomb disposal experts from the army assessed it.

An investigation is now underway.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "On Tuesday, police were called to Temple Road, Rotherham, following reports of a possible suspicious package."The explosive ordinance disposal unit attended and assessed the package, which was discovered to be a hoax."The area, which had been cordoned off as a precautionary safety measure, was declared safe and reopened."Police are now investigating the incident."