Hospital news

Southmead Hospital news: Armed police respond to bomb threat – what we know

A demining team was deployed after the package was found on hospital grounds.

Patients and staff have been evacuated from the hospital and a cordon is currently in place.

Police have also asked the public to avoid the area and this is being treated as an ongoing incident.

What we know about the Southmead Hospital incident

North Bristol Trust has also canceled all hospital outpatient appointments today.

Fire crews from Temple, Southmead and Kingswood are supporting the scene.

Avon and Somerset Police issued a statement at 1.30pm: “Emergency services are at Southmead Hospital, where a man was arrested following an incident today where a suspicious package was discovered .

READ MORE: All appointments canceled at Southmead Hospital

READ MORE: Why armed police were called to Southmead Hospital today

At 1 p.m., police confirmed that there were no injuries at the time.

We have rounded up the current road closures as parts of Bristol have been closed as emergency crews respond to the incident.

You can also follow our live blog for regular updates on the situation.