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Suspicious package found at County Square shopping centre, Ashford

June 19, 2017 3:00 PM
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Police have been called on a shopping centre this afternoon following reports of a suspicious package.

Police were called at 3.10pm today to a report of a suspicious package at the County Square car park in Ashford.

But on investigation, officers discovered that the package which was causing concern was nothing more than 'an old pair of trainers'.

Kent Police Ashford tweeted about the incident this afternoon, stating there was 'no need for alarm'.

The tweet said: "Sus package at @CountySquare #Ashford turned out to be old pair of trainers. No need for alarm but remain vigilant."

Mick Webb, operations manager for the shopping centre, said: "The centre was not evacuated.

The centre spokesman said that the two PCSO's attended, and the suspicious package was found in phase two of the NCP County Square car park, which holds the blue and green car park.

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