A BUSY High Street was cordoned off for several hours this morning after police were called to a suspicious package left outside a charity shop.

Officers were alerted to the items left in the centre of Langley Moor, in County Durham, at 9am by a member of the public.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said writing on the items led police to believe it was a suspicious package and a 100m cordon was placed around the street.

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Bomb disposal experts from Catterick Garrison attended the scene and later found the items to be safe.

No-one was hurt during the incident and the High Street was reopened at 11.45am.

The A690 through Langley Moor was closed while the investigations took place.