Merseyside Police can confirm
that a bomb scare outside the library on Lord Street, Southport
at 11am on Tuesday, 20th August was a hoax.
"Despite the dangers, I was
shocked to see that people did not respond the way I though they
would. At the time the thret was very real. Most people stood
around and it was more like a group of people waiting for a pop band
then a suspected bomb! Some people even ignored the dangers completely
and walked through the cornered off road and one person asked a
policeman "I just want to take my book in as it will be over
due and I will get a fine tomorrow if I don't get it in today. Can I
get through?" I have to say that the police
and other emergency services did a very good job and deserve
praise. So to do the staff at the Library."One
worker in the building told us.
I would have to agree with
him. The other people who deserve praise are the bomb disposal group
who had to go in to a situation that could have been life threatening.
It is any ones guess why
people call in hoaxes. It costs alot of money and loses alot of resources
each time a hoax is called. It can also can easily result in loss of
life, as the emergency services are on standby at the scene and some one
might need them. NEVER EVER MAKE HOAX CALLS!