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Road Re-opens Following Bomb Scare

Police confirm a metal shell has been removed by bomb disposal squad

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13:35

A Llanelli Road has re-opened after being sealed off this morning following reports of a suspicious item found in the area.

Dyfed Powys Police were called to Trinity Road, near Llanelli train station, just after 9:15am on Monday 5th February.

Officers have confirmed an old metal shell around the size of a two litre drinks bottle was located and destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.

Around 20 properties were evacuated as precaution with residents being told they can now re-enter their homes.

The road has now reopened to the public.

A police statement reads:

"Trinity Road was closed this morning after a suspicious item was found during building work.

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal has safely removed the item, an old metal shell, and confirmed there is no risk to the public.

"Around 20 houses were evacuated as a precaution - all can now safely return."

12:30

A Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson said, "Dyfed-Powys Police is at Trinity Road, Llanelli, following reports of a suspicious item, received at 9.18am today (5th February).

"Explosive Ordnance Disposal has been alerted and will attend the scene shortly.

"The road is closed between the mini roundabout and Trinity Terrace junction as a precaution, it is expected to be closed for a number of hours while the object is safely disposed."

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