An area close to the city’s passport office on Northminster is still cordoned off this morning as an investigation into a ‘suspicious package’ is still ongoing.
A number of people were seen along City Road last night (May 30), close to the building and behind a cordon with blankets around them.
It is believed that the building was evacuated.
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A number of roads, including City Road, New Road, Northminster and Midgate were closed with police and fire crews on the scene, having set up a cordon.
Cambridgeshire Police confirmed to the Peterborough Telegraph today (31 May) that roads were re-opened at midnight but a section of Peterborough’s passport office still remains shut this morning.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We were contacted at about 7.30pm (on 30 May) with reports of a suspicious package at the Passport Office in Northminster, Peterborough.
“An investigation is ongoing to establish more information about the contents of the package.”
Road closures and a cordon were put in place as a precaution.