Bomb squad called to Newport supermarket - over a plastic bottle

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THE bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion at a Newport supermarket last night.

A Tesco spokesman confirmed that what was initially thought to be a suspicious package was found in the car park of the Tesco in Newport’s Spytty Retail Park last night.

The spokesman said the store was evacuated around 10pm as a precaution and police were in attendance, but said the store was trading as normal soon after the incident.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said that police were called by the Tesco store at 8.30pm last night after an item was found on the floor near to the store.

“The item was a large plastic bottle with tape around it and was described as having several items inside,” the spokeswoman said.

“The car park was sealed off and Tesco evacuated their store.

“As a precaution the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) were called and they performed a controlled explosion which had been carried out by 10.55pm.”

The EOD said the item was later found not to be dangerous, and was a plastic bottle.

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11:29am Wed 13 Aug 14

rogiemassive says...

I think there will be a lot of this type of reaction with the run up to the NATO Summit.
I think there will be a lot of this type of reaction with the run up to the NATO Summit. rogiemassive
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12:43pm Wed 13 Aug 14

paitch says...

Here we go! - Attention seeking hoaxers are going to a have a 'field day' for the next few weeks
Here we go! - Attention seeking hoaxers are going to a have a 'field day' for the next few weeks paitch
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4:37pm Wed 13 Aug 14

MikeO4O8 says...

why did it take them 1 hour 30 mins to start evacuating, and why did it take them over 2 hours to call the bomb squad??
why did it take them 1 hour 30 mins to start evacuating, and why did it take them over 2 hours to call the bomb squad?? MikeO4O8
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4:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

Cant be too careful...it could have been a WW2 Corona bottle.
Cant be too careful...it could have been a WW2 Corona bottle. KarloMarko
  • Score: 11

4:55pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

On that note, to commemorate the NATO Summit will Tesco Newport be producing a limited edition Molotov-Ribbentrop Cocktail?;)
On that note, to commemorate the NATO Summit will Tesco Newport be producing a limited edition Molotov-Ribbentrop Cocktail?;) Katie Re-Registered
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5:22pm Wed 13 Aug 14

LankyLamb says...

I was in the store last night and the only strange thing I noticed was there were 3 checkout operators instead of the usual 2. :p
I was in the store last night and the only strange thing I noticed was there were 3 checkout operators instead of the usual 2. :p LankyLamb
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5:44pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

On a more serious note, I guess the fear of bombers targeting a Jewish store like Tesco does have some grounds considering the latest wave of anti-Semitism to hit Newport.
On a more serious note, I guess the fear of bombers targeting a Jewish store like Tesco does have some grounds considering the latest wave of anti-Semitism to hit Newport. Katie Re-Registered
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5:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

LankyLamb wrote:
I was in the store last night and the only strange thing I noticed was there were 3 checkout operators instead of the usual 2. :p
If the checkout operator added: "have a nice day, missin' you already..." perhaps one was FBI lol:)
[quote][p][bold]LankyLamb[/bold] wrote: I was in the store last night and the only strange thing I noticed was there were 3 checkout operators instead of the usual 2. :p[/p][/quote]If the checkout operator added: "have a nice day, missin' you already..." perhaps one was FBI lol:) Katie Re-Registered
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