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Dough! ‘Bomb’ at Bombetta is a bag of bread

PANIC broke out when a delivery of bread to Italian restaurant Bombetta was mistaken for an explosive device.

A passer-by spotted the word ‘Bomb’ written on the package left outside the door at 6am and called 999.

Six police officers hurried to the scene to find loaves in a brown paper bag, with half of the shop’s name scrawled in marker pen on the top.

Half-baked: The hurried scrawl on package by a bakery employee prompted a panic over an explosive device at an Italian restaurant (top) PICTURES: TRIANGLE NEWS

Jose Alonso, manager of the restaurant in Snaresbrook, east London, said: ‘A bakery employee had shortened our name and someone reported it. Police turned up in a van with flashing lights looking for a suspicious package.’

He added: ‘I suppose it’s the times we live in.’