UPDATE: Police stand down after Rose Green bomb scare

The police cordon being removed in Gossamer Lane, Rose Green after the bomb scare SUS-150121-163641001
The police cordon being removed in Gossamer Lane, Rose Green after the bomb scare SUS-150121-163641001

A SUSPICIOUS suitcase that caused the centre of Rose Green to be cordoned off was found to only contain a pair of shoes.

Police were called around 1.15pm this afternoon (January 21) to Avisford Terrace.

The alarm was raised after the briefcase was found outside a bank branch.

A bomb disposal squad was on the scene but police have now said the suitcase was safe, containing nothing more than a pair of shoes.

The cordon has now been lifted and traffic is moving normally.

Police have indicated they think it was a genuine call and are not making any further enquiries.

Bomb scare in Rose Green.