Bomb scare in Northminster, Peterborough: 'Non-suspicious small electrical device' caused streets to be evacuated

PUBLISHED: 12:48 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:48 13 December 2016

Bomb scare in Northminster, Peterborough: Streets evacuated and roads closed after suspicious package is found in bin

Bomb scare in Northminster, Peterborough: Streets evacuated and roads closed after suspicious package is found in bin

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A 'non-suspicious small electrical device' which was found in a bin at Northminster, Peterborough led to streets being evacuated this morning.

“We were called today at 9.16am by a member of the public to reports of a suspicious package in a bin on Northminster,” said a police spokesman.

“A 100m cordon was put in place with road closures and the area was evacuated.

“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal were called and a controlled explosion took place.

“It is believed that the item was a non-suspicious small electrical device.

“The cordon has now been lifted.”

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