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BREAKING: Man arrested following fake train bomb scare

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A man has been arrested at Hinckley station in Leicestershire following a security alert this afternoon.

Officers say they attended the scene following reports of a security alert on board a train at around 13:30.

As a precaution, the train was evacuated whilst enquiries were made and a suspicious item which was on board the train was examined and found not to be suspicious.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of communicating false information alleging the presence of a bomb.

WATCH: Funeral of two brothers takes place in Hinckley

The bodies of 11 year old Adam Stokes and five year old Matthew were found by police, alongside their father, last November, after a domestic disturbance.

Their mother Sally was treated for injuries following the incident. Leicestershire Police say the cause of the deaths are not yet known but they are not seeking anyone in connection with the inquiry.


A5 near Hinckley closed after lorry hits bridge

The A5 has been closed completely in both directions between Nutts Lane and Dodwells Roundabout as emergency services deal with a lorry stuck under a bridge.

Commuters have been tweeting photos of the scene, including this photo of the A5 shut both ways by the railway bridge.

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