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Gloucester suspicious package 'was not a bomb'

Police car blocking Empire Way
Image caption Police were called to Motorhog in Empire Way at about 12:15 BST

A suspicious package discovered at a vehicle dismantler's yard in Gloucester was "not a bomb", police have said.

Police and the British Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to Motorhog in Empire Way at 12:15 BST on Friday.

Part of Bristol Road was closed and nearby properties were evacuated while a controlled explosion was carried out.

Police have confirmed there were no explosives in the package and are now investigating.

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