UPDATE: Police re-open Cranbrook Road after suspect package found

14:23 11 July 2014

Cranbrook bomb scare. Picture: @anisislam_is

Cranbrook bomb scare. Picture: @anisislam_is


Police officers have declared Cranbrook Road safe after a package was found this afternoon.

Reports came through around 2pm of a “suspect” package being found in the road.

People were evacuated from an area of the road spanning about 120 meters.

Redbridge Police (@MPSRedbridge) tweeted: “Sorry for the traffic issues around Cranbrook Road. Police are dealing with a suspect package.”

But around 30 minutes later, the police said the package was “harmless” and re-opened the road.

Redbridge MPS tweeted: “Thank you for your patience in Cranbrook Road, the package was harmless and the road has reopened.”

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