Peterborough bus station evacuated after suspicious item found

Peterborough bus station was evacuated this morning after a suspicious item was found.

Monday, 7th January 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:38 pm
Peterborough bus station has been closed by police this morning

Police were called at 11.15am on Monday, January 7.

The bus station was cordoned off and a 200 metre exclusion zone set up.

The all clear was given at around 12.30pm and the bus station was reopened to the public.

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Stagecoach subsequently tweeted "We have just had information Peterborough City has now reopened after police shut down.

"All services are subject to delays while we try to get our services operating as they should be.

"Please expect some delays until traffic is flowing as normal."

Peterborough bus station has been closed by police this morning

The cordon was removed after police traced the owner of a suitcase that had been left at the bus station and confirmed it was not suspicious.

The RAF bomb disposal squad had been contacted, but were called off before arriving at the scene.

Earlier Stagecoach had said: "Stagecoach East tweeted: "#Peterborough Queensgate has been closed due to a bomb scare. All services can be picked up at TKMaxx until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience and be careful out there folks.

"Currently Westgate, Lincoln Road and Broadway are shut to us as well as Queensgate."

Peterborough bus station has been closed by police this morning