UK: Two suspicious packages found near Exeter school prompt evacuation

Police cordon

A suspect package was found beside the railings of St Sidwell’s primary and nursery school

Two suspicious packages, including one with “wires hanging out”, have been found in Exeter, prompting a primary school and streets to be evacuated.

The suspect package with “wires” was found beside railings at St Sidwell’s school at about 07:00 BST and another was found in a city centre car park.

St. Sidwell’s Church of England Primary School, Exeter

Explosives experts have been called to the scene around York Street and armed police are patrolling the area.

Residents living nearby were also evacuated from the area.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the “second suspect package” was found at the King William Street Car Park at about 09:15 BST.

The force said: “This has resulted in further road closures in the area and evacuation of a small number of local properties.”

York Road at both the Sidwell Street and Longbrook Street entrances have been closed along with others in the area. People have been urged to avoid the area.

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Police have cordoned off the area and have evacuated residents

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Police evacuated St Sidwell’s School shortly after 07:00 BST and cordoned off the area

source: BBC NEWS
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