North Yorkshire Police confirm reason Clifford’s Tower was cordoned

Police have revealed why Clifford's Tower and surrounding roads were closed on Tuesday evening.

At 6pm on Tuesday evening, Tower Street, Clifford’s Tower, Castle Car Park, Skeldergate Bridge, Bishopthorpe Road and Cromwell Road, police sealed off and put in place a cordon for around two hours.

Nearby buildings were evacuated and people were not allowed back to their cars in Castle Car Park.

Today, North Yorkshire Police said: “Police were contacted at just before 6pm yesterday (Tuesday) in relation to a suspicious object outside York Crown Court.

“Officers attended and a cordon was put in place on Skeldergate Bridge, Bishopthorpe Road and Cromwell Road.

“Specialist bomb disposal officers (EOD) confirmed that the device was not suspicious, and the object was a phone charging power pack.

“The cordon was stood down and enquiries are now continuing.”

Anyone who has any information which could help their inquiries is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 12220111767.

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