Toxteth controlled explosions

Bomb disposal teams destroyed a suspect package left outside a mosque in Toxteth last night. The package, a suitcase, was blown up-in two controlled explosions.

No explosives in Toxteth suspicious package

Bomb disposal experts have found no explosive material in a suspicious package found near a mosque in Liverpool.

A Merseyside Police statement said:

Merseyside Police can confirm specialists from the Army's Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) attended the scene last night (Sunday, 30 June) and examined the suitcase.

At about 11.30am the EOD conducted two controlled explosions of the item as a precautionary measure.

A short time later the road closures were lifted.

No explosive materials were recovered from the scene.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing and CCTV is to be sought from the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101.

Bomb squad destroy suspect package at mosque

The site of the Al-Rahma mosque in Toxteth Credit: ITV

Bomb disposal experts set off two controlled explosions to destroy a suspect package, outside a mosque in Liverpool.

Police were called to the Al Rahma Mosque in Toxteth at 9pm last night, after a suitcase was dumped there.

The area was evacuated, and the case destroyed by a remote controlled robot.

There is no word from police on what was inside the case.

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