Bolton Town Hall evacuated after ‘suspicious package’ found

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Bolton Town Hall was evacuated after a “suspicious package” was found in the area.

A 200m cordon was put in place around Victoria Square yesterday, 4 September, at around noon.  Witnesses claimed surrounding businesses and banks were also asked to evacuate.

There was a heavy police presence as what is believed to be a suitcase was investigated by officers.

After assessing the package, the area was deemed safe. The cordon was lifted and everyone was allowed back into the building.

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