Portsmouth city centre buildings evacuated after suspicious package is found

EMERGENCY services were called to the city centre at lunchtime today after a suspicious package was found.

Thursday, 21st July 2022, 6:22 pm

The alarm was raised shortly after midday to reports of what was believed to be a suspicious package, which had been found at the Job Centre Plus building on Arundel Street, Portsmouth.

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Nearby stores including Wilkinsons were evacuated and a cordon was put in place as a precaution.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended and the package was soon deemed safe and non-suspicious.

Job Centre Plus in Arundel Street, Portsmouth. Picture: Sarah Standing (220719-2121)