[07 MAR 01]
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Coventry City Centre
Large sections of
Coventry city centre were sealed off this evening as bomb disposal
experts were called in to investigate a suspicious package.
THE AREA AROUND
THE BARRACKS CAR PARK WAS CORDONED OFF TODAY
The area around
the Barracks car park was sealed off shortly after 4pm when a
woman noticed a strange device under her car.
Shops joining on
to the car park area were closed and roads including Hertford
Street and New Union Street were shut.
Staff in some
parts of Broadgate House were evacuated from offices overlooking
the car park.
But those in
other parts of the building, including CWN, were not informed that
there was an incident and found themselves emerging from the
building in the middle of a cordoned area.
experts were called in to look at the device under the car.
spokesman said the device had been described as a “torch”.
14-year-old boy was badly injured recently when a bomb disguised
as a torch exploded in his face.
The all-clear was given shortly after 6pm.