Bees terrorise shoppers in Fenland town...again

SHOPPERS cowered today as a swarm of bees plagued a Fenland town centre for the second time.

Just weeks after bees came to rest outside the Co-op in High Street residents of March were terrorised again when hundreds returned to the roof of Westgate in Station Road.

People cowered inside the store and nearby in The Pet Shop as bees engulfed the area at around 11.50am.

Rob Phipps, owner of The Pet Shop, said: “I just heard this amazing noise and came outside and saw bees everywhere.

“People were running around and screaming and many took shelter in my shop and Westgate. I wasn’t sure what to do at first but then I remembered the story in the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard about the first invasion so called the beekeeper from Doddington to come and help deal with it.”

Edward Turner, of The Rowans, is believed to be on his way to deal with the swarm which left a woman stranded as the bees nested in her bike basket.

The woman, who wished to remain unnamed, said: “I’m not going to fight with them!

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“I put my bike on the railings and went into Westgate. I came back and there were bees everywhere. I’m leaving my bike locked up here and getting my husband to pick me up until the bees have been dealt with.”

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