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Published: 17:01, 29 March 2016 |
Updated: 21:11, 29 March 2016
An unattended bag sparked a bomb scare this afternoon prompting police to tape off a busy pedestrian shopping street in Gravesend.
A policeman walking down New Road is thought to have seen the laptop bag next to a bench.
After he was unable to find its owner, officers decided to cordon off a section of the street to make sure the bag did not pose a threat.
Watch: The police cordon in Gravesend
The cordon was removed after less than half an hour.
A police spokesman said: "Kent Police received a report of concern about a package in High Street, Gravesend at 4.17pm.
"Officers attended and a cordon was set up as a precaution. The package was confirmed not suspicious."
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