Search

‘Suspicious package’ sparks evacuation in Wallis Park, Northfleet

PUBLISHED: 11:12 21 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:55 21 September 2017

A police cordon has been set up around Wallis Park in Northfleet. Photo: Jake Simmons

A police cordon has been set up around Wallis Park in Northfleet. Photo: Jake Simmons

Archant

A police cordon has been put in place

Ordnance teams have arrived at Wallis Park following the discovery of a suspicious package. Photo: Jake Simmons Ordnance teams have arrived at Wallis Park following the discovery of a suspicious package. Photo: Jake Simmons

Buildings have been evacuated in Northfleet after the discovery of a “suspicious package” on Thursday morning.

Police were called to Wallis Park at 8.22am following the report.

A spokesperson from Kent Police said: “Officers have established a cordon and evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution. Explosive Ordnance Teams from the Ministry of Defence attended the scene and carried out a controlled explosion.

“The package was subsequently found to be non-suspicious.”

The cordon has been set up to stop people getting in to Wallis Park via Grove Road and College Road.

We have approached the MoD for comment.

Latest News

Yesterday, 16:23

This morning, commuters across London, Kent and East Sussex travelled to work using services operating to Southeastern’s new timetable.

Yesterday, 15:27

Southeastern station staff at Gravesend proudly supported Gravesham Access Group’s annual Disability Awareness Day on Friday, May 18.

Yesterday, 14:28

One of Britain’s freshest comedians is set to record his DVD show at Dartford after taking Britain’s Got Talent by storm.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gravesham Council is starting a £90,000 revamp of Cascades play area in time for the summer holidays.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate is appealing for information following a report of a robbery at a store in Dartford.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tomorrow is the day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot and I cannot wait to see thousands of people flooding The Mall and around Buckingham Palace to get a glimpse of the happy couple.

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder