UPDATE: ‘No danger to the public’ police say after examining suspicious package

Photos from the scene on West Street. Supplied by On Time Transport. EMN-180330-094005001
Photos from the scene on West Street. Supplied by On Time Transport. EMN-180330-094005001

Police have confirmed they have examined a suspicious package reported at the Post Office building on West Street and found ‘no danger to the public’.

A statement from the police at 8.21pm said emergency services were being stood down and that West Street would ‘be re-opened very shortly’.

Photos from the scene on West Street. Supplied by On Time Transport. EMN-180330-093954001

Photos from the scene on West Street. Supplied by On Time Transport. EMN-180330-093954001

A spokesman said: “We would like to thank members of the public who were inconvenienced for their patience but the safety of everyone is our top priority.”

Thursday, 4.41pm - West Street in Boston has been closed while police deal with a suspicious package this afternoon (Thursday), however, officers say there is no risk to anyone in the area.

A statement from the police said the package was reported at the Post Office.

They said: ”There is no risk to anyone in the area, we have closed the road and will be taking precautions to ensure our officers and other emergency service staff are protected.”

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They have asked people to avoid the area until officers have finished their enquiries and re-opened the road.

No further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information should call 101 or 999 in an emergency, quoting incident 266 of March 28.