A WOMAN from Abergele has been arrested after a “suspicious package” was found in a car in Stoke-on-Trent.

A police cordon was set up near Trentham Gardens after the package was found in a car following a routine traffic stop.

The car, a BMW, was stopped on the A34 at about 11.15pm on Sunday, March 31.


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The suspicious package was found after the vehicle was searched on the Trentham Gardens car park.

A 43-year-old man from Newcastle-under-Lyme, a 41-year-old man from Stone, and a 37-year-old woman from Abergele have been arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive instrument.

All three have been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Stoke-on-Trent Police set up a cordon in the area as a precaution, and contacted the Explosive Ordinance Disposal to assess the package at the scene.

The item has since been removed from the area, while there is not considered to be a wider threat to the public.

The cordon has also been stood down.