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‘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

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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.

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