A stick wrapped in paper which had the word 'dynamite' written on it caused a bomb scare at a petrol station. An Army disposal team was called while police cordoned off the garage after a member of staff found the item.
But when explosives experts examined the stick, it was found not to be explosive. A police spokesman said officers were called to the Esso garage, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, at 1pm on Sunday.
He said: "A worker at the garage dialled 999 after discovering what he thought was a stick of dynamite lying on the floor by a vacuum machine. As a precaution, officers created a 100-metre cordon around the garage and called the bomb disposal team.
"They arrived and, when they examined the item, it turned out to be a stick, wrapped in brown paper which had the word 'dynamite' written on it. By the time this had happened and the team had left the scene, the cordon was then lifted. That was at 2.45pm."