UPDATE: 'Suspect package' found at Rotherham's New York Stadium confirmed as false alarm

A suspect package discovered in the West Stand of Rotherham's New York Stadium has been confirmed as a false alarm.

Saturday, 28th January 2017, 6:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th January 2017, 6:46 pm
The scene outside Rotherham's New York Stadium following the evacuation

A spokesman for Rotherham United Tweeted: "The suspect package has been investigated by Police, & it has been confirmed as a false alarm.

"We thank everyone for your understanding and co-operation."

The discovery of the package followed a 1-0 defeat for Rotherham in their home derby against Barnsley.

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South Yorkshire Police have been contacted for more information.

More to follow.

Rotherham strike Jerry Yates standing outside Rotherham's New York Stadium following the evacuation
Rotherham strike Jerry Yates standing outside Rotherham's New York Stadium following the evacuation