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Bomb squad called to ASDA supermarket in Chelmsford after ‘suspicious package’ is found

The ASDA store at Chelmer Village in Chelmford has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

The ASDA store at Chelmer Village in Chelmford has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found Picture: GOOGLEMAPS

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A supermarket in Chelmsford has been evacuated and the bomb squad called after a ‘suspicious package’ was found this morning.

Essex Police were called around 10.10am today, Monday, December 17, to reports of a suspicious package at the ASDA store at Chelmer Village.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We have contacted the Ministry of Defence EOD unit and have placed a cordon at the scene as a precaution.

“We have also evacuated the store and car park, please avoid the area while our enquiries continue.”

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