Bomb response praised

The response to the bomb alert which closed one of the main routes out of Sheffield has won praise.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th September 2007, 7:26 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2007, 9:56 am

Coun Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for transport and streetscene, said: "I have never come across something like this before and it was a fantastic response when it did come up.

"For one of the main arteries out of the city, to have it up and running again so quickly deserves praise - to everybody involved, from the council officers to the police to the bomb disposal team to the contractors.

"We apologise for the delays, but are sure that everybody appreciates the necessity of the situation."

Officers stayed for around 30 minutes after the re-opening and traffic was flowing freely by about 5.45pm.

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