Police have revealed this morning why they cordoned off Clifford’s Tower last night (Tuesday).
As YorkMix reported, a section of Tower Street, the tower itself, Castle Car Park and the Eye of York were sealed off by police tape for about two hours from 6pm.
Nearby buildings were also evacuated.
Today, North Yorkshire Police said: “Police were contacted at just before 6pm yesterday (Tuesday) in relation to a suspicious object outside York Crown Court.
“Officers attended and a cordon was put in place on Skeldergate Bridge, Bishopthorpe Road and Cromwell Road.
“Specialist bomb disposal officers (EOD) confirmed that the device was not suspicious, and the object was a phone charging power pack.
“The cordon was stood down and enquiries are now continuing.”
Anyone who has any information which could help their inquiries is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 12220111767.