UPDATE: Controlled explosion in Peterborough city centre after bomb scare

The scene in the city centre
The scene in the city centre

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.

More from the scene of the bomb scare here