I live in Shropshire – so this story is very close to home for me…
The story starts as a “suspicious package” was found on the Muller (Yoghurt) factory site in Market Drayton Shropshire.
The police responded and the Bomb disposal experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) service also were in attendance.
What Caused This?
Well sadly the whole issue was caused by a broken vape!
It was then discovered that there was no risk to the public and all the cordons around the site were removed and the local branch of McDonalds could re-open.
A 100m cordon has been put in place on the A53 from the Muller Roundabout to the Tern Hill Roundabout and the McDonalds nearby has been closed. People are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.
— West Mercia Police (@WMerciaPolice) June 15, 2022
What Have We Learned Today?
Please be careful when disposing of vapes – this was a huge waste of time and resources and probably scared quite a few people too.
Read the full story here – Shropshire Star – Bomb Squad in Market Drayton: Package Outside Muller was “Broken Vape” say police.