Asda supermarket is still closed this morning due to a major police incident. The employees who are currently evacuated are standing far from the store, off High Street, in Tunstall.
It comes as the entire length of Willamson Street – which runs between Asda and Matalan – has been cordoned off by police. There is a police car blocking the intersection of High Street, Williamson Street and PCSO at the other end.Read:Power cut blackouts crippling businesses in Yorkshire village
The entrance to the Asda store is closed. But traffic can still reach Matalan Retail Park.
Staffordshire Police confirmed they were following “reports of a suspicious package”. The alarm was triggered earlier this morning.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers are currently in Asda, in Tunstall, after reports of a suspicious package being found outside the store. Police were called at 8.30am. The store was evacuated and a 100-meter cordon was put in place. Roads The surrounding store was closed, including That’s Scotia Road. The EOD team is on their way to assess the device.”
Attractive police for witnesses. Anyone with any information should call police at 101, citing incident number 121 dated September 22, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, at 0800 555111.
StokeonTrentLive has approached Asda for a statement regarding this unfolding incident.
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