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Police ‘descend on' East London restaurant after loaf of bread mistaken for bomb

12 June 2018 by
Police ‘descend on' East London restaurant after loaf of bread mistaken for bomb

Police "descended on" an East London restaurant this morning after a loaf of bread left outside was mistaken for a bomb.

Italian inspired restaurant and grill Bombetta London, in Wanstead, said the alarm was raised after a member of the public spotted the loaf, which had been left in a paper bag with "Bomb" written on it.

Tweeting about the incident the restaurant said: "Gina opened this morning, took in the bread as normal, then was descended on by six police officers in a van with flashing lights. I've asked the bread supplier to no longer shorten our name."

Restaurant manager Jose Alonso told the Evening Standard: "It's gratifying that members of the public are so alert. But it was a completely innocent mistake. The police saw the funny side of it."

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