9, 2018 Highbridge's
Asda store re-opens after 'controlled explosion'
controlled explosion of a 'suspicious package' was carried out by
a bomb disposal team outside Highbridge's Asda supermarket this
The store was closed for several hours from 7am while Police investigated "an unattended
item" left outside the supermarket in Caxton Road.
Police sealed off roads and paths around the store shortly after
7am following the discovery of what one eyewitness described as
a "cardboard box with tape around it" outside the store.
A bomb disposal team was called in and a small controlled explosion was
seen by eyewitnesses being carried out at around 10.30am.
The store, petrol station and car park were closed and fully re-opened
at around 11am.
A Police spokesman confirmed there had been a "small, controlled
explosion" to ensure the package was dealt with appropriately.
He added: "The unattended item at Asda in Highbridge has been
inspected and is not suspicious and poses no harm. The store has
now reopened and officers are leaving the scene. We'd like to thank
the public for their patience and understanding during the incident."
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