Bus station cordoned off as controlled explosions carried on suspicious suitcase

King’s Lynn bus station has been closed off this afternoon after a suspicious package was found on Market Street.

Two controlled explosions were carried out after what is believed to be a pink suitcase was found.

Police have cordoned off a 50m area prevent buses arriving and leaving the bus station.

The incident has caused traffic jams in the town and hundreds of people’s journeys have been delayed.

Buses arriving in King’s Lynn are queuing on London Road.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers from Norfolk Police were alerted to a suspicious package at Market Street in Kings Lynn, near the bus station, at 1.20pm today.

“A 50m area has been cordoned off as a precaution and nearby buildings have also been evacuated.

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The controlled explosions were carried out at around 4pm.

Police expect the area to be cleared by around 5.15pm.