“Item found to be harmless” after controlled explosion carried out following bomb scare in Durham

Northumbria Police3

Police are currently dealing with reports of a suspicious package in Durham.

Officers were called just before 9:30am today (March 22) to Old Shire Hall in Old Elvet.

The area is currently cordoned off as a precaution while officers investigate the item.

Road closures are currently in place on Old Elvet and people are advised to avoid this area.

Traffic is still able to travel through Durham via New Elvet.

We’ll bring you more updates as soon as we get them.

UPDATE: 1:00pm


UPDATE: 1:30pm

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