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14 August 2016, 20:08
Controlled explosions have been carried out on a car parked illegally outside the Bridewell Police Station in Bristol.
Police closed off part of the city centre following concerns the car could be suspicious.
Avon & Somerset Police have told Heart:
Road closures put in place in Bristol city centre today have now been lifted.
A suspicious vehicle parked illegally outside the Bridewell Police Station on Bridewell Street has been examined by the Army and does not pose any threat.
Two small controlled explosions were carried out on the vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf, to gain access to it.
The vehicle has now been removed and enquiries to locate the owner continue.
Chief Superintendent Jon Reilly said: “The decision to close the roads was not taken lightly and I’d like to thank the public and local traders for their patience and support while we dealt with the matter.
“We take all suspicious incidents seriously and will take all the precautions necessary to ensure the public are safe and feel safe.
“As always, my advice to the public is to remain alert but not alarmed and to report any suspicious activity to us on 101. In an emergency always dial 999.”