Car boot sale enthusiasts stunned when bomb squad detonate package

More than they bargained for! Car boot sale enthusiasts are stunned when bomb squad robot arrives to detonate suspicious package in controlled explosion

  • Bomb squad robot detonated a suspicion package at Measham car boot sale
  • Car boot sale in Leicestershire was forced to close amid reports of package
  • Organisers said on Facebook ‘package resembled homemade explosive device
  • 彼らが書きました: ‘Turned out to be a false alarm but better to be safe than sorry
  • Car boot sale enthusiasts near a village in Leicestershire got more than they bargained for this morning when a bomb squad robot arrived to detonate a suspicion package in a controlled explosion.

    Measham Sunday Car Boot in Bosworth Road was forced to close and put under an ‘exclusion zoneby Leicestershire Police at around 9.25am today after a suspicious package was found in the car park.

    The car boot sale organisers later said on Facebook that a ‘suspect package that resembled a homemade explosive device was spotted in the car parkand the bomb squad ‘carried out a controlled explosion’.

    ‘Ultimately it turned out to be a false alarm,’ the organisers told their 13,000 followers on Facebook, ‘but it’s best to be safe than sorry’.

    Car boot sale enthusiasts near a village in Leicestershire got more than they bargained for this morning when a bomb squad robot arrived to detonate a suspicion package in a controlled explosion

    Car boot sale enthusiasts near a village in Leicestershire got more than they bargained for this morning when a bomb squad robot arrived to detonate a suspicion package in a controlled explosion

    Measham Sunday Car Boot in Bosworth Road was forced to close and put under an 'exclusion zone' by Leicestershire Police at around 9.25am today after a suspicious package was found in the car park

    Measham Sunday Car Boot in Bosworth Road was forced to close and put under an ‘exclusion zoneby Leicestershire Police at around 9.25am today after a suspicious package was found in the car park

    One punterJonny Heald, from Burtonsaid he watched the bomb squad carry out the detonation. 彼は言った: ‘At first we thought it was just rubbish that had been dumped, as often happens at the car boot.

    ‘Then it turned to disbelief as the bomb squad turned up. The police were excellent though, and were incredibly thorough and professional. We heard a bang [from the controlled explosion]. The police said it was to exercise caution.

    ‘They said it was batteries strapped together with wires out. They had moved all the sellers out and got them to back up at about 10.30am to leave through another exit.

    ‘We think it was a suspected hoax or someone being careless with their rubbish.

    North West Leicestershire Police said on Twitter: ‘Police are in attendance at an incident at Measham car boot that has resulted in the closure of the event. There is an exclusion zone in place. Thank you to all the public for their co-operation.








    One punter - Jonny Heald, from Burton - said he watched the bomb squad carry out the detonation. 彼は言った: 'At first we thought it was just rubbish that had been dumped, as often happens at the car boot. Then it turned to disbelief as the bomb squad turned up'

    One punterJonny Heald, from Burtonsaid he watched the bomb squad carry out the detonation. 彼は言った: ‘At first we thought it was just rubbish that had been dumped, as often happens at the car boot. Then it turned to disbelief as the bomb squad turned up

    The car boot sale organisers later said on Facebook that a 'suspect package that resembled a homemade explosive device was spotted in the car park' and the bomb squad 'carried out a controlled explosion'. 'Ultimately it turned out to be a false alarm,' the organisers told their 13,000 followers on Facebook, 'but it's best to be safe than sorry'

    The car boot sale organisers later said on Facebook that a ‘suspect package that resembled a homemade explosive device was spotted in the car parkand the bomb squad ‘carried out a controlled explosion’. ‘Ultimately it turned out to be a false alarm,’ the organisers told their 13,000 followers on Facebook, ‘but it’s best to be safe than sorry

    ‘Nobody has been injured.

    They later said: ‘The police incident in Measham has now ended with no issues. Anybody who left their car can now return to collect it. Many thanks for the public’s help in resolving the incident safely.

    A spokesman for Leicestershire Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to a car park in Bosworth Road just after 9.25am today (日曜日 25 7月) following concerns about a package that was found near some vehicles.

    ‘The area was cordoned off and evacuated until EOD arrived to detonate the package. After examination it was confirmed the package was not suspicious and people were allowed to return to the area.

    MailOnline has contacted Measham Car Boot for further comment.