POLICE have revealed more details about a hoax bomb which forced the closure of an area of Wycombe on Tuesday morning.

The rectangular package was wrapped in foil with an O2 logo on its side and contained wires which led to a battery and wire wool.

The package, discovered by a resident in Desborough Avenue near the junction of Suffield Road, did not contain any explosive material but the area was cordoned off for several hours while bomb experts investigated.

Police are now appealing for help in tracing the origins of the ‘device’.

Det Con Dave Percival said: “This incident is being investigated as an offence of placing or dispatching articles to cause a bomb hoax. The investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing.

“The resident who called police had initially thought the item was litter having first seen it on or around Tuesday 11 December.

“I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area between 11 December and 18 December, or who has any information about it, to contact me.”

Contact police on the 101 enquiry line with any information or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information can also been left online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org