UPDATE: Controlled explosion in Peterborough city centre after bomb scare
A controlled explosion has taken place in Peterborough City Centre this morning, Tuesday December 13, after a suspicious package was found.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion of the package at around 11.30am.
Police were called today at 9.16am by a member of the public to reports of a suspicious package in a bin on Northminster.
A 100m cordon was put in place with road closures and the area was evacuated.
It is believed that the item was a non-suspicious small electrical device.
The cordon has now been lifted.
Peterborough City Council’s Bayard Place offices are expected to reopen at 1.30pm.