Investigation into 'suspicious package' sent to Peterborough passport office still ongoing

A ‘suspicious package’ was reportedly sent to the city passport office

By Ben Jones
Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 4:59 pm

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.

City Road was cordoned off on 30 May, in Peterborough city centre. Photo: Adam Barker.

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.