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Suspect package was not a threat to public or linked to terrorism

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High Road in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, was closed on Friday while officers carried out an investigation into a suspect package.

Police now want to thank residents and businesses for their support while they cordoned off part of the road.

Controlled explosions were carried out as a precaution before the street reopened at around 5.30pm.

We would like to reassure the people of Nottinghamshire that we do not believe the package posed any threat to the general public and officers do not believe that the incident was linked to terror activity.

However, we would like to thank everyone for remaining vigilant and would continue to encourage anyone who does have concerns about suspicious items to report them.

– Chief Inspector Mark Stanley

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Shocking video shows tractor going up in flames

A farmer has sent ITV News Central a video showing his tractor going up in flames in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

Rob Hill, 37, was driving along Wollaton Road this afternoon when he noticed smoke coming out of the vehicle.

He jumped out and saw fire coming out from underneath. He managed to turn the engine off and grab the keys from the tractor.

Rob told us he couldn't believe how quickly it went up in flames.

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