Stafford phone box package sees town centre evactuated by police
A SUSPICIOUS package found in a Stafford phonebox caused part of the town centre to be closed off by police this lunchtime.
The package, which was later discovered to be harmless, was found in a phone box at the corner of Stafford Street and Princess Street.
Staffordshire Police cordoned off the nearby area just before midday while specially trained officers were at work.
A police spokesperson said: "We take reports of this nature seriously and are always ready to respond proportionately to the information received. Inquiries will now continue to establish who was responsible for placing the package in the phone box."