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Road closed as police investigate ‘suspicious’ package

18:40 02 July 2014

The scare was a false alarm

The scare was a false alarm

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A police investigation into reports of a suspicious package closed off Horns Road in Newbury Park today.

Officers attended the B&Q carpark at around 4pm and carried out a controlled explosion. They then deemed it as a false alarm, according to a Metropolitan Police spokesman.

Traffic, including bus route 169, was diverted while officers carried out their checks.

The road was reopened at around 6pm.

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