Roads reopened after controlled explosion

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Roads have reopened in Sheffield centre after a suspicious package found was disposed of.

Police were called to Gibraltar street yesterday at about 3.25pm when a suspicious package was found by workmen.

Residents were evacuated and surrounding roads including Derek Dooley Way were closed for several hours while police carried out investigations.

The army bomb disposal team attended and carried out a controlled explosion.

Police enquiries continue but at this time there is no evidence to suggest the package was an explosive device.

All roads reopened and residents can return home.

Officers worked with colleagues from Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service throughout the incident.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police and partner agencies would like to thank residents, motorists and members of the public for their patience during the investigation.”