Wales: Bomb crews respond to ‘suspicious package’ at Flintshire Post Office

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Locals were asked to avoid the Buckley area, but roads are now reopening (Photo: Daily Post Wales)

A post office was evacuated after a suspected ‘suspicious package’ was found in a Welsh town this morning.

A bomb squad has struck Buckley in Flintshire after the report – but experts said there was no risk to the public after an assessment.

Locals were asked to stay away from the area on Brunswick Road when an investigation was launched just before noon.

Superintendent Mark Williams, of North Wales Police, said: ‘We would like to thank the residents and visitors of Buckley for their co – operation following this morning’s incident.

‘Fortunately, after an assessment, it was found that there was no risk to the public.’

The public had been warned that a roadblock “would cause some disruption”, but the roads will now reopen.

An earlier statement from police said the post office was evacuated ‘in accordance with the standard procedure’.

Police have blocked roads in Buckley, Flintshire, while a suspicious package is being investigated

Police thanked locals for their co-operation this morning (Photo: Daily Post Wales)

It comes after an alleged suicide bomber blew up a car outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital in a separate incident on Sunday.

Britain’s terrorist threat was raised from “substantial” to “serious” in the wake.

This means that an attack is now considered “very likely”, but not immediately imminent.

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