Suspicious package destroyed by bomb disposal team in Heysham was 'harmless'


January 07, 2020

Police said that a suspicious package destroyed by the army bomb disposal team in Heysham was "completely harmless".

Homes were evacuated, roads closed and the area sealed off after the item was discovered at a house in Banks Crescent on Monday.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion and residents were allowed to return to their homes that evening.

A police spokesman said: "We would like to pass our thanks to the residents around Banks Crescent and surrounding streets in Heysham, and to all of those who had travel disrupted on Middleton Way this evening.

"This was due to our need to impose a cordon around a suspect item that was discovered in a house earlier today.

"The Army Bomb Disposal Team attended and found that although realistic, the item was completely harmless.

"It is not thought that there was any ill intent involved.

"The incident concluded at around 8pm and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

"Thankyou for your understanding and patience."