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Shrewsbury Flower Show back on after bomb 'hoax' sees thousands evacuated

Shrewsbury Flower Show was back on today after police give the all-clear for festivities to return.

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An evacuation of Shrewsbury Flower Show was ordered at around 6.40pm on Friday

Police worked through the night to secure the scene after a bomb threat saw Friday come to an abrupt end.

West Mercia Police have said that they believe the anonymous call that sparked the evacuation of Shrewsbury's Quarry in the middle of the flower show was a hoax.

Friday's crowds at Shrewsbury Flower Show were evacuated at around 6.40pm on Friday after an anonymous phone call to police reported 'suspicious packages' at the venue.

Despite organisers' hoping that a sweep of the Quarry by the authorities could be complete in time for the much-awaited return of the fireworks display, the event was soon called off.

On Saturday morning a West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "Our searches of The Quarry have been completed and nothing suspicious was found, so the Shrewsbury Flower Show will continue today as planned.

"Thanks again for everyone's patience and cooperation yesterday evening, and if you're visiting today we hope you have a great day!

"Remember, if you see anything suspicious or that doesn't feel right please report it to security or the police immediately."

Shrewsbury Flower Show on Saturday
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