Two roads closed in Chichester city centre after 'unattended package' is found in Wetherspoons

Police in South Street
Police in South Street

Police officers had to close off two roads in Chichester this afternoon after an unattended package was found at the Dolphin and Anchor pub.

South Street and West Street had to be closed off to the public, while police were seen in the area at around 1.15pm.

Providing an update on social media, Arun Police wrote: "We were called today to a report of an unattended package at the Dolphin and Anchor in Chichester.

"Staff had emptied the premises prior to our arrival however we have identified the owner and all diners are now resuming their lunch. Good work from all involved."

Sussex Police confirmed the package was a bag 'left by mistake'.

A spokesman said: "Police attended the scene and, as a precaution, road closures were put in place.

"Officers conducted enquiries and the owner of the bag informed police she had left it by mistake."