Bomb disposal team called to Wakefield prison after suspicious package found on a wing

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Emergency services rushed to Wakefield prison today after a suspicious package was found.

Enquiries remain ongoing this evening following the discovery of a suspicious package at HMP Wakefield. In a swift multi-agency response, all emergency services attended the incident on Thursday morning and as a precautionary measure the bomb disposal team were called to assess the package.

It was assessed as not containing harmful materials and a controlled explosion was undertaken by the EOD team. There is an ongoing investigation with Wakefield CID and prison authorities.