Very Norfolk "bomb scare" closes Diss Town Centre

As a blogger I can spend quite a bit of time investigating some stories. Wading through hundreds of pages of information, emailing, phoning and driving to meetings. Today however I walked out of a building in Diss straight into a news story!

At around 11am today the Town Centre was evacuated due to a suspicious package at the Post Office. Turned out it was a false alarm but I managed to do some live tweet reporting and take some photos that you can see below:

It turned out that the "suspect package" was in fact a paintball gun as the Diss Express report. I took a short video at the time of the "ambling" evacuation. As you can see at some point the cordon came down and a member of the public put it back up! For a time I felt like I was manning the cordon myself as the police officer had gone off to evacuate nearby shops! It was a very Norfolk bomb scare!

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