AN ASDA grocery store was emptied after a “dubious bundle” was tracked down external the structure toward the beginning of today.
Customers were encouraged to avoid the region in Tunstall, Staffordshire, while a bomb crew examined.
An Asda general store in Tunstall, Staffordshire, shut after a ‘dubious bundle’ was viewed as outside
A 330ft cordon was set up and streets encompassing the shop were shut following the 8.30am show.
The Unstable Mandate Removal (EOD) then went to survey the bundle, cops said.
The store has since returned.
A representative for ASDA said: “Heeding guidance from Staffordshire Police our Tunstall store was shut earlier today as an insurance.
“Our store returned early this evening and we thank clients for their comprehension.”
A representative for Staffordshire Police said at that point: “Officials are right now at Asda in Tunstall following reports of a dubious bundle being tracked down external the store.
“Police were called at 8.30am (Thursday, September 22).
“The store has been cleared and a 100m cordon is set up.
“Streets encompassing the store have been shut, including Scotia Street.
“The Dangerous Law Removal (EOD) group are en route to evaluate the bundle.”
Anybody with data is encouraged to contact the power citing episode number 121 of September 22, or Crimestoppers secretly on 0800 555 111.