A CORDON was put in place after a suspicious package was reported to the police.

Officers were called to a business premises on Waterside Park, Valley Way, Wombwell at 11.40am on Friday morning.

It was reported a suspicious package containing an unknown substance had been delivered to the premises.

Emergency services attended and a cordon was put in place while enquiries were carried out. It has now been established that the substance was not harmful.

Police have launched a criminal investigation to establish the identity of the person who sent the package.

They would like to thank staff and the public for their co-operation and patience during the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 388 of April 17.