Norfolk

Man held over Great Yarmouth Tesco bomb hoax

Bomb scare at Great Yarmouth Tesco Image copyright Richard Driscoll
Image caption A bomb scare happened at the Tesco Extra store at about 16:00 GMT

A man has been arrested over a bomb scare at a Tesco store in Norfolk.

A telephone threat was received at the Pasteur Road site on the afternoon of 6 March, forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated from the supermarket.

An army bomb disposal team from Colchester safely disposed of a suspicious package. Officers later confirmed it was a hoax.

A 42-year-old man from the Great Yarmouth area was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and bailed until 23 May.

Image copyright Sharon Parkes
Image caption Access to the supermarket was restricted while a bomb disposal team was called

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