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SALISBURY city cenre was shut down for four hours over a bomb scare this afternoon.

Police cordoned off The Market Square after a suspicious package was reported at the post office in Winchester Street.

Officers evacuated shops and businesses in the centre and put up a 100m cordon.

An officer at the scene told the Journal the threat was "credible".

Bomb disposal experts removed the package and the cordon was lifted at just after 6.45pm.

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