A controlled explosion has taken place on Station Street during the bomb scare in Burton town centre
Crowds have gathered and a large bang could be heard across the town centre as far away as Horninglow Street and Worthington Way.
The explosion took place after a suspicious package was found inside McDonald's restaurant on Station Street in Burton, this morning.
Police officers, along with colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, responded to a report shortly after 11.40am this morning, Wednesday, May 3, of a suspicious package inside the restaurant.
No-one was injured in the incident, police have said.
The immediate area was cleared and people were urged to avoid Station Street and surrounding areas.
A cordon remains in place around Station Street and part of the High Street.
The explosive ordnance disposal team is on the scene carrying out initial investigations.
Witnesses are asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 251 of 3 May.