Wiltshire

Homes evacuated in Swindon suspicious package scare

Chalvedon Green
Image caption The briefcase was found in Chalvedon Green

Up to 40 homes were evacuated after a suspicious package was found in Swindon.

Bomb disposal experts were sent to Chalvedon Green after a briefcase was found next to a bin at about 1100 BST. A controlled explosion was carried out.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said the package was not believed to have been suspicious.

The residents were allowed back home at about 1300 BST, he said.

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