A bomb squad destroyed a "suspicious package" at Waitrose in Beaconsfield this evening after the store was evacuated earlier today (December 30).

The store was cordoned off by police after the supermarket was evacuated at 3.30pm following the reports of the package.

Thames Valley Police has since confirmed the package was destroyed as a "precaution".

Nearby workers spotted what appeared to be the bomb disposal vehicle entering the car park at around 6.30pm.

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Bucks Free Press: Workers, security and police stood outside the supermarket whilst police handled the incidentWorkers, security and police stood outside the supermarket whilst police handled the incident

Mary Doherty, a worker opposite Waitrose at Majestic Wine, said she and her colleagues saw a "white vehicle with blue lights and a yellow stripe go into the car park with its lights and sirens on".

She added: "The vehicle looked very much like a bomb disposal vehicle to us."

A Beaconsfield town councillor also let residents know by tweeting the "bomb squad are there now" at 7.14pm.

A Thames Valley police spokesman took to social media to let residents know the package was destroyed and no one was injured in the incident.

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The post read: "Officers received reports of a suspicious package at Waitrose, Penn Road this afternoon.

"The store was evacuated and the package was destroyed as a precaution.

"Officers believe the package was not related to anything criminal and no one was injured."

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