Tyne & Wear

Annfield Plain Coral betting shop package blown up

Police van in Annfield Plain
Image caption Roads around the scene were cordoned off

A controlled explosion was carried out after a suspicious package was discovered in a County Durham village.

The package was found in the Coral bookmakers in Annfield Plain, near Stanley.

A team of army bomb disposal experts from Catterick carried out an assessment before the explosion was carried out.

Roads around the scene had been closed and people were urged to avoid it.

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