Detectives are investigating after a 'bomb' found at a home in Flushing causing homes in the village to be evacuated turned out to be fake.

Police was called to Trefusis Road in the early hours of Sunday,  January 8 to reports of a suspicious package at one of the homes in the road.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team were contacted to investigate the package. A command centre was set up by the police at Tregew Barn above the village.

Residents were evacuated as a precaution and were supported as they awaited EOD assessment. 

People were advised that anyone needing somewhere to go while the evacuation was in progress that the Food Barn at Tregew was open and so was the church hall and St Peter's Church.

A 100m cordon was put in in place and the roads surrounding the area were also closed.

Police appealed for anyone with any information regarding the incident to contact them via 101 quoting reference number 50230005520.

Falmouth Packet:

However late in the afternoon the police issued a statement saying they believed the bomb was a hoax.

"The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team have now carried out their investigation into the suspicious package which has been deemed no risk to the public. The item was believed to have been a hoax device.

"Officers will be releasing cordons shortly and roads are to be reopened.

"Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience and support while this incident was dealt with.

"Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident and ask for anyone who has any information about the incident to contact us via 101 quoting reference number 50230005520."


Report of explosive device found at Flushing - properties have been evacuated

Earlier that afternoon the police told the Packet: "We can confirm a suspicious package has been found in Flushing and currently officers are conducting enquiries in the area and as a result of those enquiries a cordon has been put in place and properties within that cordon are being evacuated."

Falmouth Packet: The village was sealed offThe village was sealed off (Image: Paul Armstrong/Newsquest)

Flushing Ferry reported that it had had to cancel because of the situation and the waterside restaurant on the Quay was also closed.

Flushing Ferry posted: "Due to a possible unexploded device in Flushing the ferry service has been asked to stop by the authorities. We will resume as soon as we are allowed."

Falmouth Packet: Bomb disposal pack upBomb disposal pack up (Image: Supplied)

Elderly residents who had their Sunday lunches delivered from the Norway Inn had them stopped at the entrance to the village.