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Suspicious package declared safe

Merseyside Police can confirm the road closures put in place this morning in Kirkdale following the discovery of a suspicious package have now been lifted.

Emergency services were called at 2.30am after reports that a small suspicious package had been found by a member of the public near to Woodbine Street.

Emergency services attended and a cordon was set up around the item as a precautionary measure.

The Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) attended and examined the object which was found not to be viable.

– Merseyside Police spokesperson

Cordon lifted as suspicious package removed

Merseyside Police can confirm the road closures put in place this morning in Kirkdale following the discovery of a suspicious package have now been lifted.

A bomb disposal unit was brought in to deal with it. Officers say they thought they had discovered a 'viable device' but on further inspection it was found to be safe. The item has now been removed for investigation.

Emergency services were called at 2.30am after reports that a small suspicious package had been found by a member of the public near to Woodbine Street.

Residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure but are now being allowed home. A forensic investigation at the scene is ongoing.

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Suspicious package discovered in Liverpool

Emergency crews on standby

Emergency vehicles are on standby in Kirkdale in Liverpool as police and the army investigates suspicious package. A bomb disposal unit has been called in to deal with it. The police cordon remains in place around the A5038 Commercial Road.

A rest centre for residents evacuated from their properties has been set up by Liverpool City Council at Everton Park Leisure Centre on Great Homer Street.

Bomb disposal unit Credit: ITV

Residents evacuated after suspicious package found

Police are still investigating after a suspicious package was found in Kirkdale in Liverpool. It was discovered by a member of the public at 2:30am.

The police cordon remains in place around the A5038 Commercial Road.

A rest centre for residents evacuated from their properties has been set up by Liverpool City Council at Everton Park Leisure Centre on Great Homer Street.

Road closures whilst police investigate suspicious package

Merseyside Police can confirm road closures are in place in the Kirkdale area after a suspicious package was found in the early hours of this morning.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and follow diversions that have been put in place.

  • Commercial Road / Stanley Road
  • Commercial Road / Woodbine Street
  • Commercial Road / Daisy Street
  • Commercial Road / Lambeth Road
  • Stanley Road / Daisy Street
  • Stanley Road / Woodbine Street
  • Stanley Road / Harebell Street

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Burglars steal meat from wholesaler

Detectives in Wirral are appealing for information following a burglary at a meat wholesalers in Prenton on Sunday night.

The burglary took place at Merseyside Wholesale Meats at Durley Industrial Estates, Prenton when a significant quantity of meat was stolen from the premises

Detectives think the stolen meat, which included topside beef, silverside, knuckles, fillet, strip and rump steak as well as lamb shanks, could have been offered to nearby residents and businesses.

Officers are asking anyone who may have been offered these meat products or anyone with any information about this incident, to contact Wirral CID on 0151 777 2261 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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