Hotel apartments evacuated over 'false alarm' suspicious package fears

Stanley Street, Liverpool
Stanley Street, Liverpool -Credit:Liverpool Echo

A woman claimed she was "terrified" after police closed in on her apartment building in Liverpool city centre.

Hotel apartments on Stanley Street were evacuated today (May 12) after police received a report of a suspicious package at 1.05pm.

Resident Carl Sheppey told the ECHO: “All residents were evacuated. Police entered and quickly dealt with the situation.”

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Another resident said: “We went down the prom with the dog, and when we came back, we were told there was a bomb and we all had to vacate and we had to stay outside until it got sorted.

"We were outside for two hours until the police came. They've come and checked it and then allowed us back in.

“[I was] totally scared. I’m terrified now.”

Merseyside Police have stated that the report was false but that the call is believed to have been made in good faith. Enquiries quickly established there was no threat to the public.

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