An East London Italian restaurant has been the subject of a bomb scare and subsequent police visit, after a customer called police after mistaking a loaf of bread with the word ‘bomb’ written on it for an explosive device.
The restaurant says the bread is delivered in the parcels every morning with ‘bomb’ sometimes written on it as a shortened version of its name, Bombetta. The restaurant said it has since told the supplier to “no longer shorten our name”.
Gina opened this morning, took in the bread as normal, then was descended on by 6 police officers👮♀️in a van with flashing lights 🚓 . I’ve asked the Bread supplier to no longer shorten our name 😬🥖 💣💥 don’t worry #wanstead there’s no bomb & we open at 12:15 as normal! pic.twitter.com/PMyaHVN5U0
— B💣mbetta London (@bombettaLondon) June 12, 2018
The parcel was found by the restaurant’s cleaner who took it in, in the morning and then showed it to police upon their arrival.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement: “We were called at 8.11am to reports of a suspect package at a cafe in E11, Snaresbrook.
“The item was found not to be suspicious.”