Police cordon off Portsmouth street over ‘suspicious package’

Shadwell Road, North End. Picture by Google Maps

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POLICE closed off a street because of a suspected suspicious package.

Officers were called to Burnaby Road in Portsea at around 5.30pm on Wednesday after a member of the public noticed a stray bag in the street.

The street was cordoned off to the public by the police while the officers inspected the bag, which was revealed to be 
empty.

Following the discovery, the road reopened at 6.20pm.