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Ipswich: Bomb experts called out to “suspicious package” find backpack containing leaflets in two-hour drama

PUBLISHED: 18:00 04 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:14 05 April 2013

The Bomb Disposal Team on Annbrook Road, Ipswich

The Bomb Disposal Team on Annbrook Road, Ipswich

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BOMB disposal experts spent more than two hours dealing with a “suspicious package” yesterday – and discovered a backpack containing leaflets.

Police and bomb disposal unit experts were alerted to the suspicious package on Annbrook Road – on the junction with Sheldrake Drive – in Ipswich following reports at around 10.30am.

Police cordoned off Annbrook Road and Birkfield Drive was closed as the bomb disposal experts dealt with the incident and considered evacuating homes in the area.

A police spokesman confirmed the backpack was found to contain only leaflets.

The incident was dealt with by 12.50pm. No homes were evacuated.

Were you the backpack owner? Let us know by calling the newsdesk on 01473 324 730.

8 comments

  • Operation Over-react. In Sheldrake Drive.

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    B W

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Why would anybody bomb Chantry? Nobody would notice the difference.

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    Winston Barrington Jr.

    Friday, April 5, 2013

  • That's a good couple of grand of tax money well spent..

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    Rickh

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Even a picture of one can inflict harm

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    Citizen

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Are the police not embarrassed by how stupid they are? It was just a bad for god sake, why on earth would anyone in their right mind jump to the conclusion that it could be a bomb?

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    RC

    Friday, April 5, 2013

  • You lot are a bunch of cretins. What if it was a bomb inside what was thought to be a 'SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE' not a bomb! As for the racist slants posted they should all be deleted. At least those people you mention are out working not as I suspect you are not.

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    Concerned of Suffolk

    Friday, April 5, 2013

  • Mixed kebab meat and chips with chilli sauce !

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    the opinion man

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • A well seasoned kebab can be a lethal thing...

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    Citizen

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

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