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Truro Bomb Scare

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4:37pm 19th October 2012
(Updated 4:37pm 19th October 2012)

A bomb scare in Truro turns out to be a false alarm.

Experts were scrambled to the Nat West on Boscawen Street on Friday morning after a suspicious package was reported

Petty officer diver Sid Lawrence is on the bomb disposal squad:

"It was a package to the Head Office in London that contained a camera, a recharger and a gift. It was very suspicious at the time when the call came in but obviously it's safe now.


"The resources are here for the safety of the public. That's what we're here for and that's what we do"

A hundred metre cordon was put up and hundreds of shoppers and workers evacuated.

Ben was on his first day at work:

"We were in the middle of making coffee and suddenly told we had to clear out the building. The police were outside and we just had to leave everything were it was. They were carrying firearms so they were deadly serious about it"

Jo was working nearby: "Police have moved everybody out of the road and out the shops to clear the road. It seems like some of the shopkeepers etc. have been asked to move out of the shops as well.

"It is quite a busy day today I guess people are starting their Christmas shopping as well, so I guess they're just being very cautious and checking it's nothing dangerous."

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4:37pm 19th October 2012

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