Bomb disposal team called to Muller yoghurt factory in Market Drayton over broken vape device

The Muller factory at Market Drayton Credit: Google streetview

It's emerged that bomb disposal experts were called to the Muller yoghurt factory in Market Drayton in Shropshire last night over a broken vape device.

Late last night (June 15) a 100m cordon was put in place on the A53 and the nearby McDonald's restaurant was closed after a suspicious package was found on the site.The road was closed from the Muller roundabout to the Tern Hill roundabout and people were asked to avoid the area between around 10pm to 2.30am this morning.

West Mercia Police has released a statement this morning confirming that the package contained a broken electronic smoking device (vape), and was of no risk to the public.

The force said in their statement that they "responded to a genuine concern for safety" and had to take "every suitable precaution whilst bomb disposal experts from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the scene."

They have thanked the public for their patience whilst the road was closed.