Man arrested on suspicion of Wakefield bomb hoax

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax after a shopping centre had to be evacuated this afternoon.

Police were called at 12.25pm today to reports of a suspicious package which had been left at the Barclays Bank branch at the Trinity Shopping Centre in Wakefield.

A cordon was put in place and all nearby shops were evacuated.

CCTV showing a man dropping off a rucksack was viewed and a man was identified a short time later on a nearby street.

The bag was then examined by a specialist search officer and was found to contain food and clothes. At 1.30pm the cordon was lifted.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody on suspicion of a bomb hoax.

� Charlotte Graham 
Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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