Man arrested following bomb hoax at Thurrock Council offices

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a suspected bomb hoax at Thurrock Council’s offices.

We received a report of a suspect package at the council’s offices in New Road, Grays at around 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 11 July).

The building was evacuated and the nearby railway station disrupted.

Officers attended and it was established it was a suitcase with nothing suspicious or of concern inside.

Today (Tuesday 12 July), a 52 year-old man from Grays has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax and possession of a knife.

He is currently in custody.

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