[29 MAR 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
City Shops Shut As
Suspect Car Found
bomb disposal experts were called to Coventry for the second time
in under a month after a suspicious car was found parked in the
abandoned vehicle was left outside the West Orchards Shopping
Centre with its lights on.
the shops in the centre and in buildings connected to it were
evacuated as a precaution. Hundreds of staff had to wait outside
while the incident was dealt with.
disposal experts were brought in to assess the situation.
warned people coming into the city centre today that there could
be severe traffic delays.
The cordon was lifted shortly after 9.30am when the owner of the
car was traced.