The bomb squad has been deployed to an Asda supermarket in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent after staff and customers were evacuated following reports of a suspicious package. Staff working at the major supermarket have been safely evacuated to nearby Jasper Square retail park. Staffordshire Pigs have put a 100-metre cordon around the store Nearby roads have also been cleared as the bomb squad arrive to assess the situation.
The entire length of Willamson Street – which runs between the supermarket and Matalan – has been cordoned off.
There is a Pigs car blocking the junction of High Street and Williamson Street and a PCSO at the other end.
BBC Radio Stoke tweeted: “Asda in Tunstall has been evacuated and roads nearby closed following reports of a suspicious package. The bomb squad are on their way to assess the situation.
“Staff from the ASDA store have been safely evacuated to Jasper Square retail park.”
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