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Botesdale: Suspicious package found

PUBLISHED: 12:11 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 21 February 2013

Archant

A SUSPICIOUS package was found in Botesdale near Diss yesterday.

Police said a member of the public called them just before 1pm and reported that they had seen an un-usual package in shrubbery along a footpath in The Street.

Officers who attended the incident located the package and contacted the bomb disposal squad for advice.

They placed a cordon around the scene and at around 2pm, residents within a 100m radius were asked to vacate their homes.

A controlled explosion was carried out by the bomb disposal squad on the package, which was eventaully found to be harmless. Residents were able to return to their homes at around 6pm.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Mid Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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