South East Wales

Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales concourse evacuated

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Part of Wales' biggest hospital had to be evacuated on Tuesday - but what was thought to be a suspicious package turned out to be a box that had fallen out of the rubbish.

University Hospital of Wales' concourse in Cardiff was cleared out as a precaution while police investigated.

South Wales Police's duty inspector said: "We had a suspicious package reported to us.

"We evacuated the hospital concourse as a precaution."

He added: "The package turned out to be a box that was thrown out in the rubbish, and had fallen off."