Galleria Hatfield bomb scare: ‘Device not explosive’, say police

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:32 16 October 2013

The Galleria

The Galleria


A BOMB scare at the Galleria has ended after the device was found to be a damaged piece of electrical kit and not an explosive.

Police cordon near the Galleria in HatfieldPolice cordon near the Galleria in Hatfield

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabularywere scrambled to the shopping mall this morning (Wednesday) just after 9.45am am, following reports of a suspicious device.

Experts from the EOD [Explosive Ordnance Device] bomb disposal unit also attended the scene.

A police spokeswoman said: “After investigation the device was deemed to be non-explosive and was a damaged electronic device.

“Comet Way, which had been closed during the investigation has now reopened and the incident came to a conclusion at 12.15pm.”

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