Call­out a hoax

Central Leader - - NEWS -

It’s not clear who is be­hind a hoax that sparked a call­out from the armed forces’ bomb dis­posal unit over the week­end. A mem­ber of the pub­lic called po­lice af­ter find­ing a sus­pi­cious-look­ing ob­ject out­side the Fickling Cen­tre in Three Kings on Sun­day morn­ing. Fifty peo­ple were evac­u­ated from the cen­tre and the gym next door. The Three Kings Li­brary is in the com­plex, but had not yet opened for the day. The bomb dis­posal unit as­sessed the item and found it was harm­less. Avon­dale po­lice De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant John Sut­ton says foren­sic tests are be­ing done. ‘‘It’s be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as wast­ing po­lice time,’’ he says.

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