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

The Bomb Disposal Team on Annbrook Road, Ipswich

The Bomb Disposal Team on Annbrook Road, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

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.


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