Cornwall

Two people left unwell from suspicious package contact

Fire and rescue staff
Image caption The hazardous materials team brought out the suspicious package

A hazardous materials team were called out to deal with a suspicious package at a home near Truro.

Emergency services were called to a bungalow in Penhalls Way, Playing Place, at about 13:45 BST, after they received a package, police said.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service staff used breathing apparatus to enter the property and police and ambulance crews were all at the scene.

A police cordon was set up. No other properties were thought to be affected.

Image caption The package was discovered in Penhalls Way

Although two people were left unwell, police said three people - aged 25, 30 and 54 - were examined at the scene by ambulance crews.

Chief Inspector Ian Drummond-Smith, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said the package would be sent off for forensic examination.

He said: "They did feel unwell. There were no serious injuries and no requirement for them to attend hospital."

Emergency services began winding down their operation at about 17:00.

Image caption Firefighters used breathing apparatus to enter the property containing the suspicious package

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