Page last updated at 19:48 GMT, Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:48 UK

Package prompts homes evacuation

Police vehicles and signs on Gypsy Patch Lane
Police cordoned off a section of the A38 in South Glouecstershire

Homes were evacuated in part of South Gloucestershire when a "suspicious package" was discovered on the A38.

Gloucester Road North was closed from Gipsy Patch Lane to Station Road for two hours on Thursday afternoon.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said an Army explosives team was called to examine the package which was "deemed to be safe and non suspicious".

Highways Agency officers closed several roads in the area and heavy traffic was reported in much of north Bristol.



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific