Police close Walkerith Road due to ‘suspicious package’

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A POTENTIAL bomb scare has caused police to close off a road in Gainsborough.

Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday 25th May) a member of the public reported a suspicious package on Walkerith Road.

“Police attended the scene, secured the road and closed it off,” said James Newall from Lincolnshire Police.

He added: “This is a routine response and we are currently investigating the nature of the package.”

Police say they expect the road to be re-opened later on this evening.

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